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UCLan students record Lancashire Mill workers experiences

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) students carrying out a Community History Project entitled ‘Women in the Mills’. Are you a woman who worked in a mill in Lancashire? A group of students from UCLan would like to speak to you. Amber Greenall-Heffernan, Naomi Gariff and Katrina Hayes are undertaking a community history project about women in Lancashire who worked in mills. They are particularly interested […]

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The Wooden Spoon Theatre company performed at the last PrestFest

Ghostly tour of Church Street booked for PrestFest

  The violent past of Church Street over the last 200 years is to be explored in a new history tour. Follow two lively and interactive storytellers through the city streets to explore the stories. The tour is part of PrestFest, a weekend celebration of the city centre nightlife. It is free to attend on Saturday 1 February at 7.15pm, meet at the Cenotaph. The […]

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Video: Remember when The Hitman and Her came to Tokyo Jo’s

We were watching Sunday Brunch and Michaela Strachan was on, and she mentioned her time spent touring northern nightclubs as part of TV show The Hitman and Her. A quick YouTube search later and we were transported back to 1991 in Preston and the Tokyo Jo’s nightclub. Incredible scenes, including a fashion parade with Prestonians showing their best early 90s finery and Take That perform […]

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St Walburges graces the cover of this month's magazine

The Preston Magazine: Issue 16 of the local history mag released

The latest issue of the Preston Magazine, now up to its 16th edition, has been released. Started by Penwortham resident Heather Crook the magazine is a collection of nostalgia, history and memories about Preston. The December/January issue includes a look at how the city changed between 1843 and 1893. Preston was undergoing a rapid expansion and change in industry. A third extract from Joshua’s War, […]

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Sydney Knowles in 2009

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

Part two: Sidney in World War II and beyond   The day is September 3rd 1939, World War II has broken out and Sydney Knowles has turned eighteen years of age. Sydney chose this day to join the Royal Navy, not knowing what life had in store for him. He spent the first years aboard various ships on convoy duty and U-boat patrols. The first ship […]

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Michael Portillo and Emma Heslewood

Preston photographer invited to take photos when Michael Portillo came to town

Preston is set to play a starring role in a TV show about Britain’s railways. Michael Portillo was in town filming for Great British Railway journeys. The Preston to Rochdale episode is the third in a new series. Heather Crook, who runs the Preston Magazine, was invited along when Portillo was in town to take some pictures. She said: “He is pictured in the Harris […]

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