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One year on from Preston Bus Station becoming a listed building

A rainbow over Preston Bus Station It’s exactly a year since Preston Bus Station was confirmed as a grade II listed building. Culture minister Ed Vaizey delivered the decision which all but confirmed the building would […]

9 months ago
15 literary figures you never knew were associated with Preston

A Clockwork Orange is Burgess' most famous work You may have heard it mentioned, or muttered rather, that Preston was the inspiration for Charles Dickens’ Hard Times. But how many other literary links did you know about our […]

9 months ago
First World War soldier memories to be told in Magic Lantern Tales at Preston library

Harry Holmes is one of the veterans featured in the performance The experiences of soldiers who fought in the First World War are to be told in a special show at a Preston library. Magic Lantern Tales uses a real magic […]

10 months ago
Pictured: Ribble Steam Railway hosts Autumn Gala

Vulcan + No 6 (3) at the Ribble Steam Railway Hundreds of visitors steamed to Preston’s Docks during Saturday and Sunday for the annual Autumn Steam Gala. The Ribble Steam Railway ran special services throughout the weekend for steam enthusiasts […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Successful Heritage Day event at St John’s Minster

PHS Feature Image   Many visitors called in at the Minster Church on Saturday to view the exhibits of the Preston Historical Society artefacts and ephemera from their archives. A video presentation of […]

10 months ago
Preston Remembers with D Troop on parade

1PJM0142 As part of the events and activities in Preston for the Heritage weekend, Paul Melling went down to the Flag Market to see the action there on Saturday. First World […]

10 months ago
Preston Historical Society open day as part of the National Heritage weekend

PHS Meeting at St. John's Minster On Saturday 13 September the Preston Historical Society will be holding their annual open day at St John’s Minster as part of Preston’s National Heritage Open Days events. Anyone who has […]

10 months ago
Heritage Open Days: 16 historic places to explore in Preston this weekend

harris museum Preston’s historical buildings, parks and some lesser known spots of the city are being opened up this weekend. The Preston Heritage Weekend invites you to find out more about those […]

10 months ago
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