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Local history author David Hindle at Waterstones for new book signing

With twelve published books under his belt, David Hindle has proved he is a well seasoned author of local and natural history. His latest book, Victorian Preston, takes the reader […]

7 years ago
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 brief history of the former India Mill on New Hall Lane, Preston

As the planning approval application for the Mulbury Homes building project has now been accepted, it spurred us on to looking into the history of the former India Mill which […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Past: The Shambles, Lancaster Road

In the first of this series of bygone times in Preston, we have an image of what is now Lancaster Road and was formerly known as ‘The Shambles’. The view in this […]

9 years ago
Preston Corn Exchange: The wrong statue?

It’s easy to dislike the statue in front of the corn exchange (what is now The Assembly pub). The sculpture uses a lumpen style which provokes people to like or […]

12 years ago
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