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Rare film footage of two favourite former Preston buildings made publicly available

It is always wonderful to discover old film footage of your hometown or city. When the Preston Historical Society were given the opportunity to be able to remaster film footage […]

6 years ago
Heritage Open Days in Preston, Friday September 11

Heritage Open Days is a nationally recognised event which tours the country, bringing to life a city’s hidden treasures. Preston has so much to offer that we’ve put together this […]

6 years ago
New pictures of Simpson’s Gold Thread Works revealed by Preston Historical Society

A recent acquisition of 112 photographs of the former Preston based Simpson Gold Thread Works on Avenham Road, Preston, shows the factory in operation just prior to it’s closing down […]

6 years ago
Charlotte Berry to give a performance at Harris on George Gilbert Scott former Town Hall

Charlotte Berry, Deviser, Performer & Musician, is a fanatical enthusiast of the old former Town Hall designed by celebrated architect, George Gilbert Scott. The Town Hall was demolished in 1962 […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 4)

Another of the properties along the eastern side of Winckley Square which unfortunately did not survive the demolition hammer was that of number 12 as seen in the above image. […]

7 years ago
A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 3)

In this the third part of the series of Winckley Square history, we continue along the eastern side of the square and on to a house built by a Mr […]

7 years ago
A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 2)

From the above 1852 Tallis map extract you can see that Winckley Square has undergone somewhat of a property expansion, although the land surrounding the gardens is still not fully built […]

7 years ago
A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 1)

  Winckley Square in Preston is one of those places that is ubiquitous to most Prestonian’s. However,  in general people take it for granted in one way or another. I […]

7 years ago
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