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Edwardian Preston, trade advertisements, and a brief history of pants

W & J Turner, coal merchants Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Preston Digital Archive has a fascinating collection of old trade advertisements from local guides and newspapers. Most magazines carried advertisements for everything from underwear to quack cold remedies. Here […]

2 years ago
Postcards from Preston: Looking back at Miller Arcade, Market Place and Walton le Dale

Miller Arcade on the right from when the trams still ran Pic: Preston Digital Archive Take a walk back in time with some tinted postcards from the Preston Digital Archive. They show Preston when it used to have trams running, the splendour of the Miller […]

10 years ago
In pictures: More images show Preston in 1985

More pictures showing how Preston looked nearly 30 years ago have emerged. Retrieved by Preston’s Digital Archive the images from Ian Thacker show the Docklands, early student accommodation and a […]

10 years ago
In pictures: Preston as it was in 1985

Church Street in 1985 A snapshot of Preston nearly 30 years ago has been revealed with new pictures. The Preston Digital Archive, which has thousands of pictures of the city, has a more modern […]

10 years ago
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Street demolition, poetry and a Preston lass who loves ladies football

Who could¬†fit the bill for the header of this story? Well, it could only be Gail Newsham. Gail is a Preston born lass who¬†is passionate about the history of the […]

10 years ago
Preston Digital Archive reaches an astounding 20 million views

Flickr hosted¬†Preston Digital Archive has now reached a staggering landmark of twenty million¬†viewings by¬†people¬†from Preston and the world over. Whether the people consulting the archive are Preston residents, ex-pats or […]

10 years ago
Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 7

The Flickr based¬†Preston Digital Archive¬†is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently […]

10 years ago
Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 6

The Flickr based¬†Preston Digital Archive¬†is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently […]

10 years ago
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