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PHSBH1540 - Lancashire Evening Post, Fishergate (north side), Preston 1989

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 7)

More 80’s scenes this week and U2 had Still Not Found What They Were Looking For, but have you yet? Black were singing ‘Wonderful Life’, well, it was then wasn’t it? A-Ha’s Morten Harket sang ‘Take On Me'; however, you thought you could take on the world, never mind Morten. Fairground Attraction sang that it’s got to be ‘Perfect’, and so it was, perfect …or was […]

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Norweb Electricity Showrooms, Friargate, Preston 1984

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 6)

The 1980’s, a time when Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder were very happy ‘Together In Electric Dreams'; It was ‘True’ that New Romantics like Spandau Ballet had nothing but ‘Gold’ on their minds; It would be fair to say that considering the recent eclipse The Waterboys were looking for the ‘Whole of the Moon’ and Kate Bush was ‘Running up that Hill’ but I don’t […]

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New website for former parishioners of St Augustine’s Parish in Avenham, Preston

  When the Parish House of St Augustine’s of Preston, closed to parishioners in February 2015, Christine Cox thought that it would be a great pity to see a community of  such long standing in Preston just simply fade away into the annals of time; this is where the idea of creating a community website came in. Christine, a former St Augustine’s parishioner, decided to create a […]

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harlequins The Boatmans, Marsh Lane, Preston 1987

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 5)

Here we go again with another fifteen images of those great 80’s days in Preston Town. The 1980’s, a time when George Michael was accusing us of a Careless Whisper, Marc Almond was Saying Hello and Waving Goodbye, Barry White was Never Gonna Give You Up, Madness just Knew that It Must Be Love and of course, You Were Always On The Minds of the Pet […]

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EMI, Scamps and shops Church Street, Preston (south side) 1985

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 4)

Yes it’s Saturday again and that means yet more of those wonderful 80’s scenes of Preston Town. New Order sang of Blue Monday, which to you meant back to work after your hectic and wild weekend. Belinda Carlisle was drawing Circles in the Sand whilst you were running circles around the town. Human League were Working as a Waitress in a Cocktail Bar, is that what you […]

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27 Winckley Square, Preston

Former Preston eminent docotor’s home on Winckley Square revealed in pictures

A very dilapidated building, 27 Winckley Square, was at one time the house of one Preston Royal Infirmary’s most eminent doctor and benefactor, Sir Robert Charles Brown. In fact, the ‘Brown Ward’ was so called in his namesake. The house was originally the family home of Sir Robert’s parents and he was born and spent all his life living in the house until he died in 1925. Over the years […]

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