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Preston’s industrial past unearthed by archaeology students

Students busy at dig site on Brook Street Pic: David Toase A new archaeological dig site is allowing UCLan students to unearth Preston’s industrial past. The site, at the junction of Fylde Road and Brook Street, will provide training in all […]

2 years ago
Explore Preston’s history with a new kind of A to Z

Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 Frames parade at the Guild in 1952 From cotton barons to clocks there’s all kinds of Preston history in a new book about the city. Preston A-Z is not the […]

3 years ago
A new blue plaque for Preston and it’s a world first

The Dick Kerr blue plaque in all its glory  Pic: Gill LawsonDick, Kerr Ladies Football Club historian, Gail Newsham, has been tireless in her determination to have a commemorative blue plaque […]

4 years ago
Wandering And Wondering – A Preston Magical History Mystery Tour

Local historian Keith Johnson, has published a wonderful little Preston based pocket book in which readers are invited on a tour to discover for themselves the changing face of Preston. Keith writes… “Perhaps, like […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Historical origins of the Deepdale Enclosure in Preston

With the recent news of the Deepdale Enclosure to keep its special heritage status, we thought that it would be interesting to look into this small area and its fascinating […]

5 years ago
Fulwood Barracks from the beginning: a short history

Fulwood Barracks engraving. The Main Entrance 1857 Fulwood Barracks in Preston was built upon a part of the site of the old race course over which the ancient Watling-street passed and was […]

5 years ago
St Joseph’s Orphanage among England’s most ‘at risk’ buildings

St Joseph's Orphanage has stood empty for years Pic: scrappynw St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston city centre is among England’s Top 10 most ‘at risk’ historic buildings. The former orphanage and what was Mount Street Hospital has stood empty for […]

5 years ago
The Tithebarn Hotel name explained and the history surrounding it

The Tithebarn Hotel, situated on the corner of Lord Street and Tithebarn Street, will most probably be a familiar sight to many people and there will be those who may well have popped in there for a […]

6 years ago
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