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Classic Preston Corporation Bus stars in midwife drama

A classic bus once owned by Preston Corporation will be used in BBC TV’s Call The Midwife on Sunday night. The bus, restored by an East Lancashire company and nicknamed Rosie takes a starring role in midwife drama. The vintage vehicle is now owned by Cumbria Classic Coaches and will be seen by millions of viewers of the popular BBC show. It’s a 1946 Leyland […]

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Mystery Photos Part 1

Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 1

    The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge. Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown […]

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Preston museum to host exploration of India’s military history

The Museum of Lancashire is hosting a day of remembering the Indian soldiers who fought in the two world wars. An exhibition by Jahan Mahmood explores the history of the India’s military traditions. Between 10.30am and 3.30pm on Wednesday 19 February there will be a collection of First World War and Second World War military clothing and objects on display. This session will take place […]

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Want to promote your local business? 1953. Sir Tom gives out prizes at Saul Street baths

In pictures: Five memories of Sir Tom Finney

As the sad news emerges of a passing of one of Preston’s favourite sons, Sir Tom Finney, we pick out five pictures from the Preston archive of the PNE legend. Below are a collection of Sir Tom Finney pictures from his playing career, the pictures come from the Preston Digital Archive. Sir Tom was a proper footballer. He gave everything for PNE. He only played […]

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(Left to Right) Mavis Brooks, Barbara Austin, Stephanie Moon, Janice Rawlinson, Valerie Heaton, Margaret Almond, Joyce Beetham

Fishwick friends reunite after over 60 years

They say old friendships never die; this is the case for seven ladies from Preston who have kept in touch after a reunion after leaving school over 60 years ago. The class of 19-5253 of Fishwick Secondary, form 4B, have successfully managed to get back in touch with each other and have become great friends after almost 63 years since leaving school. They called themselves […]

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Remember the Ribble Bus? Forget London's red buses....

Red Ribble buses back for vintage ride during February half-term

Vintage red Ribble buses will be returning to Preston for one day during the February half-term. After the success of the October half-term outings for the buses they are back on the road again. The Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust are running the service which allows visitors to jump on and off at museums in Preston. On Wednesday 19 February the buses will run from the […]

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