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Birthday celebrations for this 100-year-old Preston woman

A Prestonian who worked as an air raid warden in World War Two has celebrated her 100th birthday. Mary Teresa O’Neill, who turned 100 on Saturday 23 October, was born […]

7 months ago
The Harris looking for Preston’s Second World War stories

Anthony Padgett on Lytham Sands The Harris is asking residents of Preston to share their Second World War stories with them. Working with the Imperial War Museum (IWM), support by funding from the Art Fund, […]

2 years ago
The people of Preston unite to remember the fallen

There is no doubt about it that Prestonians know how to show their respect and appreciation when it matters. Today, Sunday 9 November, unprecedented crowds gathered together at the War […]

8 years ago
Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

Part one: Sydney’s early life in Preston Sydney Knowles was one of a handful of men to occupy a unique place in naval history for his daring deeds, during and […]

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 […]

11 years ago
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