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New book review: The story of the Preston Pals Memorial

Feature Image - Preston Pals In April 2008 Mrs Rita Finley, from Fulwood, wrote to the Lancashire Evening Post asking why there was no Memorial in Preston or in France to the memory of the […]

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Notable people of Preston: Martha Thompson, the first Preston Methodist

Dog Inn, Church Street, Preston Martha Thompson was born of humble means in Preston in 1731. Unlike many young girls of that time she was educated with the skills of reading, writing and being trained […]

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Preston’s black history explored in new exhibition and talk

The former store turned into an exhibition of black history An exhibition marking Black History Month is running in the centre of Preston. The former Past Times shop on the corner of Fishergate and Glovers Court has been turned into […]

10 months ago
Street demolition, poetry and a Preston lass who loves ladies football

04 - Fylde Road - Ashton Street - Fleetwood Street - Whittingham Street, Demolitions, Preston c.1984 Who could fit the bill for the header of this story? Well, it could only be Gail Newsham. Gail is a Preston born lass who is passionate about the history of the […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Read the September issue of The Preston Magazine

Preston Magazine Issue 20 Header Image The 20th issue of the Preston Magazine has been released exploring the history of the city. In this issue of the magazine there is fabulous amount of local historical reading matter; a […]

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Harris Museum shares secrets of conservation in free workshops this Saturday

harris Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be sharing their secrets this weekend. From 11am-4pm this Saturday (October 11), the curators and experts at the museum will demonstrate how they preserve […]

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Six film productions with scenes shot in Preston over the past 60 years

Fair Game 1994 While considering our news today of a Hollywood film being made in Preston we started to think of the number of productions that have been filmed, at least in part, in the […]

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Miller Park grotto restoration work nearing completion

Restoration on the Miller Park grotto Work on restoring the Miller Park grotto is nearing completion. It was due to be finished at the end of August but Preston City Council says the intricate work on […]

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