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Edmund Robert Harris, Preston’s enigma, benefactor and philanthropist

Edmund Robert Harris Pic: The Harris Perhaps the best known Prestonian is Edmund Robert Harris. He was born in 1804 and died in 1877, a wealthy man who bequeathed his massive fortune to the town. Edmund […]

2 months ago
Revised planning application submitted for Harris Park housing development in Fulwood

The former orphanage buildings are now in private ownership Pic: Tony Worrall Plans for Harris Park housing development have been revised after a Fulwood group attempted to stop the building on the grounds of a former orphanage. The plans have been resubmitted […]

1 year ago
Harris Park orphanage owner faces in-depth council inspection

The former Harris Children's Home Pic: Tony Worrall The former Harris Children’s Home Pic: Tony Worrall A former orphanage and children’s home in Fulwood is to see an extensive inspection to check its condition. Preston City Council’s cabinet […]

5 years ago
Future of Harris orphanage to be discussed

The former orphanage buildings are now in private ownership Pic: Tony Worrall The former orphanage buildings are now in private ownership Pic: Tony Worrall A historic area of Preston is having its special status reviewed. Harris Park – the former orphanage buildings […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Man summoned for historic sex offences at former Preston children’s home

The former Harris Children's Home Pic: Tony Worrall The former Harris Children’s Home Pic: Tony Worrall Preston Police have opened a historic sexual offences investigation into allegations of abuse and sexual offences at a children’s home. Christopher Hartley, 56, […]

5 years ago
Gated community plans for listed Fulwood building back before planning committee

The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park A plan to add three new homes on the former Harris Orphanage site is returning to the council’s planning committee. Plans to develop the listed building site in Fulwood face […]

9 years ago
Gated community plan for three new homes on Harris Knowledge Park faces objections

The former Harris Orphanage on the Harris Knowledge Park Plans to develop a listed building site in Fulwood face objections from conservation groups and local residents. The owners of the Harris Knowledge Park have applied to the city council […]

9 years ago
Preston Magazine: A glimpse into the past of the Harris Orphanage

A look at what growing up in the Harris Orphanage was like has been revealed The latest issue of the Preston Magazine is out in the city of Preston. It includes a number of articles by guest writers on all things local history and more. […]

9 years ago
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