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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 […]

10 years ago
What Victorian Benefactors Did For Preston

The industrial era is one easy to overlook in a provincial context in the face of what I and people of varying ages learnt in school. We are granted a rough idea about how life changed, but my education in the matter was confined to general developments leading up to the years when Victoria was on the throne. But what of the individuals who sought to change Preston for the better?

12 years ago
Examining Preston’s Fossilised Past

Preston Docks circa 1905 It’s difficult even with help of study and older relatives to imagine the days when Britain was a leader in domestic manufacturing. Factories, mines, and shipping have largely been superseded […]

12 years ago
OLD PUBS OF PRESTON – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Over the coming months we will be looking at some of the old pubs of Preston and where they were. Read this to provide a bit of background.

12 years ago
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