A cosmopolitan society – Preston in the 1950s, 60s and 70s

Men in the 1960s Pic: Dawn Labour shortages are nothing new in Britain. For example, in 1962 there was, you guessed it, an acute shortage of labour for transport and in the health sector. Consequently immigrants […]

8 months ago
‘Poor squalid deformed beings’ – cotton magnates employ child labour in Preston

Old photo of a girl Pic: Shutterstock Two cotton magnates dominated Preston in the 18th and 19th centuries: John Watson and John Horrocks. Watson ‘imported’ child labour from London to work in his factories. The ‘Wat apprentices’ […]

9 months ago
History of Horrockses Mill to be explored at Lancashire Archives

Horrockses Crewdson & Co. Ltd. Preston 1921 - Preston Digital Archive/BFI Want to know more about the history of Horrockses Mill in Preston? The centre of the cotton manufacturing industry in the UK the building, set up by John Horrocks in […]

6 years ago
A nostalgic journey around the former Horrocks Yard Works in Preston

With the recent announcement of the planned development of the Horrocks Yard Works site, I thought that it would be interesting to see how the Yard Works developed over time […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Past: A Ramble Along Church Street (Part 2)

The image above shows a part of Church Street with the premises of Merigold Brothers, No. 147, cycle and motor factors, extending from the centre of the image towards the right, followed […]

10 years ago
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