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St Walburge’s Church spire explored in new YouTube series

Views from the spire. Pic: Elliott & Sue (Explore the UK) A YouTube travel duo have made a video exploring the spire at the top of St Walburge’s Church in Preston. ‘Explore the UK,’ who have previously made videos tracing a […]

2 months ago
St Walburge’s Church to host musical Stations of the Cross with the Octavius Choir

A winter sunset just beyond St Walburge's church's distinctive spire Pic: Tony Worrall St Walburge’s Church is set to host a musical Stations of the Cross with the Octavius Choir. The free event takes place on Friday (8 March) at 7pm at the […]

3 months ago
St Walburge’s Church spire tours return for three Saturdays in January

St Walburge's Church Pic: David Toase There are 172-steps to climb of Preston’s highest spire as the St Walburge’s spire tours return. For three Saturdays in January there’s an opportunity to head up 309-foot (94 metre) […]

5 months ago
St Walburge’s Church spire climbs return for two weekends

The ever popular chance to climb the tallest parish church spire in the UK is back again. St Walburge’s Church is throwing open its doors for people to take the […]

10 months ago
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Corpus Christi procession to take place in Ashton-on-Ribble

St Walburge's procession A Corpus Christi procession will take place in Ashton-on-Ribble next month. The procession will start at St Walburge’s Church and continue through the nearby side streets. Members of nearby schools, colleges, […]

1 year ago
St Walburge’s new education centre and community plans

The Talbot School, circa 1979, west elevation facing then Weston Street Pic: Preston Historical Society Plans have been lodged to enhance the community and educational aspects at the St Walburge’s Centre, in St Walburge’s Gardens. The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, seeks approval […]

1 year ago
How you can climb one of the UK’s tallest buildings and Preston’s highest point

A winter sunset just beyond St Walburge's church's distinctive spire Pic: Tony Worrall St. Walburge’s Church is inviting people to climb Preston’s highest point when it opens its spire in January. Visitors will be able to ascend the 309 foot (94 metre) high […]

1 year ago
G Reed and Sons Preston steeplejacks, a lost trade

Tulketh Mill today Pic: Wikimedia Once a common sight, mill chimneys often needed maintenance and repair. The job of steeplejack – made famous by Bolton’s Fred Dibnah – continued on into the 1970s. G Reed […]

2 years ago
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