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Preston’s historic sites today, what to see and some new developments

The former Post office, undergoing development Pic: Geoff Whittaker Preston has a long history and there are many historic places and buildings to visit in all seasons. Preston is blessed with many lovely green spaces including parks and gardens. […]

7 months ago
Pop up art exhibition opens at The Foxton Centre

Art on display at The Foxton Centre Pic: The Harris The Foxton Centre and the Harris are joining forces to host an art exhibition throughout September. Exploring the theme of wellbeing through artistic expression the artwork will be up at […]

7 months ago
How the Harris Museum’s ancient Greek figures were cleaned

Harris statues after being cleaned Pic: Conlon Construction/BBC LDRS Take more than a dozen intricately-crafted statues, place them at the most inaccessible point atop one of Preston’s most famous buildings – and what have you got? For one thing, […]

8 months ago
Harris appoints Disability Equality North West as ‘critical friends’

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery on the Flag Market in Preston city centre Pic: Michael D Beckwith Efforts to make the revamped Harris Museum and Art Gallery more inclusive have taken a step forward. The Harris has announced the appointment of Disability Equality North West as a […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Inside the Harris Museum and Art Gallery ahead of re-opening

Fans of Preston’s Harris Museum will notice some big changes when the building reopens after its refurbishment – and they will all be for the better. That was the promise […]

9 months ago
Harris running heritage workshops on Preston Flag Market

A damp looking Preston Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall A hands-on chance to learn how Preston’s heritage is preserved is set to take place on the Flag Market. The Harris, which is currently undergoing major restoration work, is holding […]

9 months ago
Preston’s lost Shambles, demolished to build the Miller Arcade

The Shambles in Lancaster Road, 1880s Pic: Preston Digital Archive There once stood a long row of shops on land that is now occupied by the Harris and Miller Arcade. This was known as the Shambles. The end of the […]

10 months ago
Free play about Windrush coming to Preston

Scene from Streets Paved With Gold A free play about Windrush is coming to Preston. Streets Paved With Gold follows the journey of Augustus Cleveland Johnson as he disembarks at Tilbury Docks on a grey November […]

10 months ago
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