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Farewell to the history man – a tribute to Paul Swarbrick

Paul Swarbrick, left, pictured at a recent Preston Historical Society event at Preston Minster with Pat Harrison and Stephen Sartin Paul Swarbrick, left, pictured at a recent Preston Historical Society event at Preston Minster with Pat Harrison and Stephen Sartin Below is a copy of our Blog Preston tribute to […]

3 years ago
One of Preston’s much loved characters has died – RIP Paul Swarbrick

Paul Swarbrick. 1950-2017. Paul Swarbrick. 1950-2017. We are saddened to confirm the passing of one of the city’s most colourful characters and one of our greatest contributors – Paul Swarbrick. Paul died on […]

3 years ago
Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines to tell her fascinating life story

The Preston Historical Society is delighted to announce that in September, they will be hosting a most fascinating talk which will be presented by Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines. This talk, with […]

4 years ago
Completion of ¬£1.2m Winckley Square Gardens is a ‚Äėlandmark day‚Äô for Preston

¬£1.2m ‚Äėsympathetic restoration‚Äô of Winckley Square Gardens now complete Reopening hailed as a ‚Äėlandmark day for Preston city centre signalling an ‚Äėexciting future‚Äô Square reopened by Preston‚Äôs Mayor Coun John […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Historical Society present The Battle of Preston, 1715 and its aftermath by Dr. Bill Shannon

On Monday 7 December 2015, there will be a talk and presentation given by Dr. Bill Shannon, to the members and visitors of the Preston Historical Society at Preston Minster […]

6 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising ‚Äď Final, Part 12

NEWSFLASH: 15 November 1715 ‚ÄstCarpenter leaves Preston with the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lumley and Colonel Darcy. November 22nd 1715 – The Pretender (James III), or the ‚ÄėChevalier St George‚Äô, […]

6 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising ‚Äď Part 11

NEWSFLASH: 14 November 1715 ‚Äď Soon after 7.00am: A¬†messenger is sent from rebels to Wills to confirm that his terms were accepted and that the rebels would surrender unconditionally. The […]

6 years ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising ‚Äď Part 10

NEWSFLASH: 13 November 1715 ‚ÄstFishergate escape route blocked. Jacobites in Preston town centre surrounded by Government troops. 10.00am ‚ÄstLieutenant-General Carpenter arrives from Clitheroe with 2,500 men to join Wills. Carpenter […]

6 years ago
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