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Ribchester Roman remains to be excavated in major new dig

St Wilfrid's churchyard in Ribchester is one place due to be excavated Roman remains near Preston are to be excavated once more for further understanding about their role in the Roman Empire. Ribchester is nestled in the Lancashire countryside in what was […]

3 months ago
New Series: Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures

Parish Church and north side of Preston from Kendal House 1964 In this new series of Preston pictures, we look at the old town during the 1960’s and the 1970’s. Many of the buildings have been long gone since then but […]

3 months ago
The Preston Historical Society take on the role of Blue Plaque scheme

PHS incorporating SRT Blue Plaque Scheme The Preston Historical Society are to take on the role of Blue Plaque scheme administration, in a change of circumstances of the Preston & South Ribble Civic Trust. In an […]

3 months ago
Watch: Action Records documentary charting its place at the heart of Preston music scene

Gordon Gibson talks about starting up Action Records The Action Records Story: Chased by Nuns from Levy Park Productions on Vimeo. Historic Preston record shop Action Records has been the subject of a mini-documentary. Filmmakers Daniele Baron and […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Mystery of Prescott’s Court on student apartments construction site in Friargate

Part of the demolition site looking toward Friargate As most Prestonians will know, there has been a demolition of properties in an area on lower Friargate, to the north side of Great Shaw Street. The properties concerned in […]

4 months ago
Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (Final part 10)

Ormskirk Road and Ringway from Bus Station Car Park, Preston December 1987 In 1982, Culture Club sang “Do you really want to hurt me?”, believe us though, we really don’t want to hurt you at all, but for now, we are sad […]

4 months ago
The Preston Magazine: Latest issue goes back to egg rolling past

Avenham Park egg rolling has been going on for centuries Preston’s egg-rolling tradition was making the news back in 1905. Thousands turned out for the annual Easter tradition on Easter Monday and the latest issue of the Preston Magazine takes […]

4 months ago
Digitising South Ribble’s role in the First World War

From left to right clockwise: Arthur Claud Middleton, George Clarke and Wesleyean memorial in Leyland South Ribble in the Great War is a digitisation project and website aiming to catalogue all the memorials in the local area and tell the stories of those who fought and […]

4 months ago
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