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In pictures: Commemorative Centenary Service in memory of The Preston Pals

A memorial service for the Preston Pals was held at 11.00am on Saturday 23rd July 2016 in Preston Railway Station; in attendance was the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, The High Sheriff of […]

5 years ago
Armistice Day: Preston will never forget its fallen heroes

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the people of Preston came together to remember their heroes. Many people gathered on Preston’s Market Place to […]

7 years ago
1,956 candles lit at the War Memorial for Preston’s fallen in WWI

On Monday evening very large crowds gathered on Preston’s Flag Market to witness 1,956 lit candles being placed around the base of the War Memorial by volunteer carriers to signify the war’s […]

7 years ago
Preston Pals flower beds at Miller Park

A small part of Victorian Miller Park has been converted into a tribute to Prestonians who served their county in the First World War. The flower bed at the top […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cenotaph in lights to remember Preston’s fallen soldiers

The Cenotaph lit up in November Artist Andy McKeown brought the Market Place to life on Saturday evening with a breathtaking show of light and image projections onto the Cenotaph with a narrative of the stories […]

8 years ago
‘Shocking’ red brick wall at Preston Cenotaph site

As work continues at the Preston Cenotaph site many recent visitors commented on the ‘ugliness’ of a large circular red brick wall under construction around the memorial. Indeed, the shocking […]

8 years ago
68th Anniversary of VJ Day at Preston Cemetery War Memorial

On Thursday morning at 10.30am the Preston and District Veterans Council gathered at the Preston Cemetery War Memorial to commemorate the 68th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day). […]

8 years ago
Preston’s post-1945 war dead to be honoured on Armistice Day

Preston's war memorial will eventually be a permanent home to a new roll of honour for those who have lost their lives in conflicts post-1945 A roll of honour to remember members of the armed forces killed since 1945 will be unveiled tomorrow. The ceremony at the Harris Museum will see the names of 114 […]

10 years ago
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