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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 […]

8 years ago
Preston Pals War Memorial Commemorative Service at Preston Station

On 23 July 1916 the Preston Pals saw their last major action at Bazentin-le-Petit on the Somme. Many were killed and wounded, and for this reason a Commemorative Service was […]

8 years ago
Preston Station Free Buffet 1915 to 1919 commemoration event

  Yesterday, 25 March 2014, the waiting room on Preston Railway Station was put to good use in an event organised by Preston Remembers, re-creating the inception of the Sailors’ […]

8 years ago
Return to Preston Station: Soldiers and Sailors ‘free buffet’

On Tuesday 25 March, actors will re-create the ‘free buffet’ laid on for tired soldiers and sailors offered by Preston women during World War 1. Come down to Preston railway […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Harris Museum celebrates Preston’s contribution to the war

The Harris Museum has been celebrating Preston’s role in supplying refreshments to troops during the two World Wars. During the First and Second World War 15 million cups of tea […]

12 years ago
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