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An author’s books about the rich history of Preston and Lancashire

In June 2021, author Steve Halliwell self-published a book titled “‘The Lancashire Bare-knuckle Fighter and Livery Stable Keeper’ The Life and Turbulent Times of ‘Touch’ Duckworth 1800 – 1848.” He […]

3 weeks ago
Preston’s Heritage Open Days 2021 what you can visit in the city

Sunshine in Avenham and Miller Park during Tuesday 13 April Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s Heritage Open Days are taking place in the city from Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September, with the aim of helping people explore Preston’s history and discover new […]

3 weeks ago
River Ribble Expo – A Liquid History project could go ahead if funding granted

Preston's skyline as viewed from the River Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall The National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF) has given Mirador and the Ribble Rivers Trust the go-ahead to submit a development application with the aim of delivering the full, ambitious programme […]

2 months ago
How Preston’s Fishergate Hill area has changed over the years past

With the news this morning of the Fishergate Hill Conservation Area Action Plan which is coming into force, we thought it would be interesting to look at some images from […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Can you unravel the mystery of the Rossall Hoard of Roman Coins at the Harris Museum?

Harris Museum & Art Gallery want you to help solve the mystery of the Rossall Hoard of Roman Coins. As part of their Money Matters project, they have been researching […]

7 years ago
Harris Museum shares secrets of conservation in free workshops this Saturday

Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be sharing their secrets this weekend. From 11am-4pm this Saturday (October 11), the curators and experts at the museum will demonstrate how they preserve […]

7 years ago
Preston Historical Society open day as part of the National Heritage weekend

On Saturday 13 September the Preston Historical Society will be holding their annual open day at St John’s Minster as part of Preston’s National Heritage Open Days events. Anyone who has […]

7 years ago
Moor Park as it was and how it has changed over time

Following our recent report on the Moor Park restoration project we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at the park’s history.  Moor Park was originally known […]

7 years ago
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