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Victorian Preston and the church building boom

Former Moor Park Methodist Church Pic: Anthony Parkes Many of the best buildings in Preston are churches. There was a great religious revival in the 19th century. As a result, many Churches of all denominations were built in Preston. […]

2 months ago
Preston and the communications revolution

Preston Telephone Exchange 1918 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Few know that the electrical communications revolution began in the 19th century. By the 1870s the wealthy could telegraph New York to book a hotel and then hop on a […]

3 months ago
Historical youth provision in Preston, what happened to the bad kids?

The Victorian school experience Pic: VictorianChildren.org Up until the 20th century the word ‘teenager’ did not exist. In fact it was not until the Second World War that the term began to stick. Before that children […]

5 months ago
Victorian gin palace opens in former Victorian Church Street premises

Hogarths, the latest hostelry to appear inĀ Preston which openedĀ 5 December, is quaintly described as a “Victorian Style Gin Palace”. The premises of the former Academy in Church Street has been […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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
What Victorian Benefactors Did For Preston

The industrial era is one easy to overlook in a provincial context in the face of what I and people of varying ages learnt in school. We are granted a rough idea about how life changed, but my education in the matter was confined to general developments leading up to the years when Victoria was on the throne. But what of the individuals who sought to change Preston for the better?

12 years ago
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