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Preston and the communications revolution

Preston Telephone Exchange 1918 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Few know that the electrical communications revolution began in the 19th century. By the 1870s the wealthy could telegraph New York to book a hotel and then hop on a […]

3 months ago
December 1830, Radicals take Preston!

Henry Hunt Pic: Preston Digital Archive The taking of Preston by a radical in 1830 was a shock of monumental proportions. Unexpected by the aristocracy, it ended the long standing domination of the Stanley family in […]

5 months ago
Joseph Livesey: Preston’s greatest social reformer or Preston’s greatest killjoy… or both?

Joseph Livesey People often say to me: “You must be fun at parties,” which is baffling, because I genuinely am not. In this though, I like to think I’ve found a kindred […]

10 months ago
UCLan founder’s descendant graduates from Preston’s university

Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey A Chorley man has graduated from the University of Central Lancashire 190 years after his great-great-great grandfather helped establish the institution. Roger […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston monument to teetotalism is now listed

The monument to abstinence is in Preston Cemetery Pic: Tony Worrall You wouldn’t think it during a Saturday night in Church Street but Preston is the place where teetotalism began. […]

4 years ago
Missing Joseph Livesey plaque turns up on auction site in Netherlands

The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as 'unknown gentleman' Pic: CataWiki The Joseph Livesey plaque was listed as ‘unknown gentleman’ Pic: CataWiki Mystery surrounds how a portrait of one of Preston’s most famous sons ended up being auctioned by someone in […]

4 years ago
Plaque remembering Joseph Livesey passed to Preston’s university

The Joseph Livesey plaque The Joseph Livesey plaque A piece of Preston’s history about one of its most famous sons has been placed in safe keeping. Joseph Livesey – who founded the Temperance movement […]

4 years ago
Preston academic wins funding to research Temperance Movement

Dr Annemarie McAllistair will be researching the Temperance Movement A Preston academic will be uncovering the history of the city’s famous Temperance Movement. Dr Annemarie McAllister from the University of Central Lancashire plans to lift the lid on Temperance […]

10 years ago
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