This category relates to all things to do with history in Preston.

Talk on the 200th year anniversary of gas being used in Preston

The offices of the Preston Gas Company Limited, Fishergate c.1960. It is something we all take for granted nowadays, but gas has been used as an energy source in Preston for 200 years. The pioneers of its primary use and the […]

4 weeks ago
A potted history of a local public transport company whose existence spanned over 100 years

Bus stand in Corporation Street 1925.  Pic: Courtesy of John Fishwick and Sons Following the closure of John Fishwick and Sons, Leyland, on 24th October, 2015, local historian, Heather Crook, looks into the history of the ubiquitous ‘green bus’ public transport company since […]

4 weeks ago
Loyals Commander’s unique medals for Lancashire Infantry Museum

John Winns medals The family of a former Commanding Officer of Preston’s Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment has donated his rare, and possibly unique, group of medals to the Lancashire Infantry Museum. Lt Col […]

4 weeks ago
Students to help explore Preston and UCLan’s history

Making history: UCLan SU campaigns officer Lucy Haigh, James Arnold, history curator at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Tom Daley, UCLan SU activities and participation Officer, UCLan SU President Josie Linsel and Hannah Mason, UCLan SU media officer. How Preston’s university has influenced the city is to be explored in a new history project. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery has teamed up with the University of Central […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement ‘1715’ Free Family Friendly Events Mark the Anniversary of the Last Battle on English Soil

1715 twitter icon 300 years ago the last battle on English soil took place. In November 1715, Jacobite and Government armies fought on the streets of Preston, building barricades and setting fire to […]

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A very notable Preston filmmaker and possibly another 100 years later

Will Onda & Alan Livesey Just over 100 years ago an acrobatic entertainer turned filmmaker set up a cinematic business in Preston making and producing over 100 local topical and information films, his stage name was […]

1 month ago
Fishwick and Sons buses make final journeys through Preston and Leyland

The 111 heads through Preston city centre Pic: Heather Crook Preston’s Fishwick and Sons buses have been making their final journeys through the city during Saturday. The firm, which has operated since 1907, is to run its final service during […]

1 month ago
1715 Battle of Preston: A chronology of events during the Jacobite uprising – Part 1

Image1   Relive the Battle of Preston with Preston Historical Society. Discover all about the issues and people involved in the run-up to the battle; 2015 being the year of the […]

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