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Preston history buff launches new Facebook group to help uncover more stories from the past

Peter Smith A new Facebook group has launched to help people learn about the history of Preston and get involved in uncovering more stories from the past. The man behind the venture […]

2 months ago
Talk in Preston about historic diary saved from the incinerator

The Lancashire Distress - The Soup-Kitchen, Crooked Lane. Taken from The Illustrated London News Pic: Preston Digital Archive The next of Preston Historical Society’s monthly talks is about the diary of a Lancashire weaver. Luckily the document survived the days when material of immense value to future generations […]

3 months ago
New talk Brilliantly Brutal to look at Preston Bus Station

Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall A new talk titled Brilliantly Brutal will take a look at Preston Bus Station. Michael Akers will discuss the love/hate fascination with the 1960s brutalist building at the event on […]

4 months ago
Talk to explore the pain of Windrush for Preston’s Caribbean community

Old photo of Empire Windrush A Preston Historical Society talk will tell the stories of the city’s Caribbean community. The community, which has lived in Preston for over 70 years, has faced challenges and enjoyed […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Community comes together to celebrate Beatrice Todd and the women of Winckley Square

Blue Plaque honouring Beatrice Todd in 13 Starkie Street Pic: Preston Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby This International Women’s Day, a remarkable Preston woman who fought strongly for women’s rights was commemorated with a blue plaque in Winckley Square Gardens. The special event took place in […]

12 months ago
Preston Historical Society release heartfelt statement after much-loved local historian passes away

Stephen with the late Paul Swarbrick and Patricia Harrison at the December 2017 PHS talk. Pic: Preston Historical Society Preston Historical Society has paid tribute to much-loved local historian and member Stephen Sartin who passed away unexpectedly last week. Over the years, Stephen heavily contributed in the charity and […]

1 year ago
Winckley Square blue plaque to honour Thomas Leach

There are plans for a blue plaque installation to honour the Thomas Leach, who built a property in Winckley Square Gardens, and to recognise his contribution to various industries and […]

1 year ago
Scandalous stories to be told at Preston Historical Society event

A sunny day in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall On Monday, 7 March, Preston Historical Society is holding a talk which will tell ‘scandalous stories’ from the area. Steve Harrison will be hosting the highly illustrated talk which explores […]

2 years ago
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