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An update on Preston’s £20.9m Towns Fund award one year on

Spring flowers in Preston city centre in March Pic: Tony Worrall In March 2021, Preston was awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund to support the regeneration of the Harris Quarter. The programme includes redevelopment of the area surrounding the Harris, Preston Markets, the Guild Hall and […]

2 months ago
Preston reacts to the unveiling of Wallace and Gromit bench

This morning (Friday 10 September) people waited in anticipation for the Wallace and Gromit bench to be unveiled. Based on the cheese-loving inventor and his loyal companion as they appeared […]

8 months ago
It’s the wrong trousers Gromit! Preston’s new Wallace and Gromit bench unveiled by creator Nick Park

Crowds gathered in the drizzle outside the Market Hall this morning to witness proud Prestonian Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, and the Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, […]

8 months ago
Wallace and Gromit bench to be unveiled on September 10

Wallace and Gromit bench installation Pic: @pr1markettrader The bronze sculpture of Wallace and Gromit will be welcomed to Preston on Friday 10 September. Preston is the home city of the animated duo’s creator, Honorary Freeman of the […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Installation of Wallace and Gromit bench begins at Preston Markets

Wallace and Gromit bench installation Pic: @pr1markettrader Local sculptor Peter Hodgkinson has been at Preston Markets to oversee the installation of the new Wallace and Gromit bench. Market trader Sheridan’s Bags and Bags took to social media to […]

9 months ago
Wallace and Gromit bench to be installed outside Preston’s Market Hall

Preston will soon have its own Wallace & Gromit bench in celebration of the animated duo’s Preston-born, Academy Award®-winning creator Nick Park. The bronze bench, based on the pair as […]

12 months ago
Nick Park returns to Preston for Early Man showing

Nick Park at the Odeon in Preston Docks Pic: Benny Mc'Nally Nick Park at the Odeon in Preston Docks Pic: Benny Mc’Nally One of Preston’s most famous sons returned to the city for a showing of his new film. Nick Park […]

4 years ago
A glimpse inside Nick Park’s Lancashire wedding

Nick Park and his wife Mags after the ceremony Pic: Brenda Dell A glimpse inside Nick Park’s glorious Lancashire wedding has been granted. He married Mags Connolly at Gibbon Bridge Hotel near Chipping on Friday afternoon. Brenda Dell, who was amongst the small […]

6 years ago
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