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

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 […]

3 months ago
Nine spectacular pictures of Preston Marina as it turns 25

marina7 Preston’s Marina turns 25 years old this weekend and to celebrate we’re showing it off in its best light. Tony Worrall, who runs the Preston Flickr group and has been […]

3 months ago
Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 9)

The Jolly Farmer (Formerly The Farmers Arms), Market Street, Preston, 1980 I’ve always considered the 80’s to have been a great time for cinema going; and there were still quite a few of those left in the town at that time. […]

3 months ago
Lancashire Archives plans 1940s weekend to celebrate 75th anniversary

Market Street in 1940 Pic: Preston Digital Archive An integral part of Lancashire’s history in Preston celebrates reaching a major milestone in late April. The Lancashire Archives, in Bow Lane, near County Hall, is 75 this year. Staff […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 8)

Sheraton House, Ormskirk Road, Preston 1989 Great times, bad times or whatever, the 80’s was certainly a memorable time. When you heard the Communards singing ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, it was how you felt on a […]

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

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

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

Norweb Electricity Showrooms, Friargate, Preston 1984 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’ […]

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

jh0032   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 […]

4 months ago
Most Discussed Most Read
Preston in pictures The BottleGreen covered Lancaster Canal at PrestonWild meadow at Haslam Park, PrestonGreen covered Lancaster Canal at PrestonRed Poppies & Red BoxesAnti Fracking Protest in Preston - 51Revival Vintage event in Preston - 7Revival Vintage event in Preston - 4 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.