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Preston photography project want your pictures of Lancashire – past and present

A Preston photography project is capturing the county and is looking for your photographs – old and new. Relative Strangers is a new photographic collective, working with Lancashire Archives, featuring […]

5 years ago
A brief History of the former Post Office in Preston’s Market Place

In the early 19th century and up to around 1854 Preston’s only Post Office operated from a small building at the southern end of a terrace of butchers shops, known […]

6 years ago
Volunteers still needed to tell the story of the Preston Pals

The Preston Pals queue at Preston rail station The Pals for Life project is still looking for volunteers to come forward and help. This is an exciting opportunity for young people and adults to learn about the First […]

7 years ago
Information uncovered about former Brickworks in Fishwick

Earlier in March we reported that a former brickworks had been uncovered by Preston City Council workers in Fishwick. Digging a new water pipe at Fishwick recreation ground they uncovered relics from an old […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Pals for Life project still needs volunteers

Back in November and February we reported about a film to be created detailing the story of the Preston Pals. Arts group Rowbot Street received £48,200 from the Heritage Lottery […]

7 years ago
Former Brickworks uncovered by Council workmen

A former Preston brickworks was uncovered recently by Preston City Council workers. While installing a new water pipe at Fishwick recreation ground they uncovered relics from an old brick working […]

7 years ago
Preston Past: The Castle Hotel On Cheapside, Market Square.

  Originally known as the Castle Inn and was built in 1623, the Castle Hotel was situated in Cheapside opposite the Market Square.  It was very much a favourite hostelry in the […]

9 years ago
Preston Past: Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Preston Town Hall

An Architectural Gem for Preston. This is the magnificent Town Hall which was built between 1862 and 1866 standing on the site of the former Moot Hall between Fishergate and […]

9 years ago
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