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Mayor responds to Preston sign protest

The Preston sign with chains added for Tim's art intervention Pic: Tim Saunders The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, has responded to an art intervention that protested against the new Preston sign. The sign – commissioned by Preston City Council and currently located on […]

4 weeks ago
Life as a slave in Preston and the North West in the 18th and 19th centuries

Painting of Joseph Emidy playing for the aristocracy What was life like as a slave in Preston and Lancashire? Little survives of individual records for Black people in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries. However a few parish records […]

7 months ago
Preston and the slave trade

17th century map of the Fylde coast Pic: John Speed By the 1740s Preston was becoming increasingly prosperous. Demand for luxury goods, such as rum, was growing. Several merchants were eyeing the West Indies trade. At least three locally owned […]

8 months ago
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