Medieval Preston

Historic maps reveal Preston’s long lost buildings and rivers

Old map of Preston Pic: Preston Digital Archive Maps are a great way of seeing how Preston has developed over the last 350 years, revealing some long lost buildings and rivers. The map above shows the original core […]

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The story of a night soil man in medieval Preston, John takes a tumble

Depiction of medieval times Pic: Find My Past Before public drainage, the only way to empty the cess pits and privies used by most houses was to deploy a wheelbarrow and shovel! Medieval Preston was small and largely […]

1 month ago
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