local history

New history documentaries highlight Cottam Hall and Lancashire’s Haydock family

A local history buff has covered Cottam Hall and the Haydock family in two new documentaries. Former Preston teacher Gary Cunliffe, who has produced history films on Courtauldā€™s factory and Fulwood, recently discovered […]

7 months ago
Winckley Square history book is raising funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Winckley Square Pic: @chrisdarley A local history book which brings together all the research undertaken as part of the transformation of Preston’s Winckley Square Gardens has raised an amazing Ā£3,200 for St Catherine’s Hospice. […]

3 years ago
Read the September issue of The Preston Magazine

The 20th issue of the Preston Magazine has been released exploring the history of the city. In this issue of the magazine there is fabulousĀ amount of local historical reading matter;Ā a […]

8 years ago
The Penwortham Magazine: Issue 28 of the local history mag released

The latest issue of the Penwortham Magazine, now up to its 28th edition, has been released. Started by Penwortham resident Heather Crook the magazine is a collection of nostalgia, history […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cliff Astin At The Preston Historical Society

The recent meeting of the Preston Historical Society of Monday evening, 8th April 2013 was attended by guest speaker Ā and local historian Cliff Astin, who gave a fascinating Ā and concise […]

9 years ago
Domesday Book online maps Preston in 1086

The Domesday Book has been published online for the first time, and you can check out what Preston was like all the way back in 1086. Open Domesday, set up […]

11 years ago
What makes Preston’s history special?

Ahead of the 2012 Preston Guild, the Harris Museum is asking what makes Preston’s history special for a new exhibition.

13 years ago
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