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Hard Times in Preston in 1861: squalor, poverty and disease

Engraving c.1862 from The Illustrated London News detailing the construction of Moor Park - Preston was said to be the inspiration for Dickens 'Hard Times' Pic: Preston Digital Archive Gaslights stutter in the early morning gloom as a thousand clogs rattle on the cobbled street. Smokeswirls and another grim 14-hour day begins in the factories of the North. The […]

4 months ago
Terraced houses in St Wilfrid Street could become flats

The properties stand in St Wilfrid Street next to Korova cafe Pic: Google Three terraced properties in Preston city centre currently used as offices could be turned into student flats. Up to 12 flats could be created in the St Wilfrid Street properties. […]

6 years ago
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