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

A brief History of the former Post Office in Preston’s Market Place

Preston Head Post Office 1904 In the early 19th century and up to around 1854 Preston’s only Post Office operated from a small building at the southern end of a terrace of butchers shops, known […]

3 months ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 7)

Allens Cafe at Junction of Church Street & Nile Street, Preston c.1972 Once again, most of what you will see in this weeks part 7 of the 60’s and 70’s Preston picture series has gone, never to return; however, there are still […]

3 months ago
Preston Magazine: How Preston turned out for VE Day proclamation and nothing happened

Street party in Scott Street in 1945 How Preston turned out for a non-existent VE Day celebration in 1945 is revealed in the latest Preston history magazine. The Preston Magazine recounts how crowds of people turned out […]

3 months ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 6)

Corporation Street with Public Hall, Preston c.1978 In this week’s retro time slip through the streets of Preston, about 80% of what you see in these pictures has vanished from sight and most of the remainder has changed […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 5)

St. Georges Shopping Centre, Preston c.1972: I wonder how many of us recall the shopping centre looking like this? I really liked this design and loved the outdoor feel to it too! What do you think? There’s quite and exciting mix of images in this weeks helping of 60’s and 70’s pictures of Preston. Most of what you will see has either been swept away completely […]

3 months ago
Bank commercial manager cleans historic uniforms for ‘Give and Gain Day’ cause

The original barracks building is due for refurbishment as part of the plans Salute Andrew Gleave from Walton le Dale. He  is normally based at the Yorkshire Bank’s Bolton branch as Commercial Manager, but his mission on Friday 15 May was to take […]

4 months ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 4)

Easterly view of Christmas time in Fishergate, Preston 1972 The first two pictures this week are not very seasonal as they are of the winter festive season in Fishergate; however, they are excellent views and should bring back memories […]

4 months ago
Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 3)

Octo-Centenary celebration, Church Street, Preston 1979 By the warm response that we’ve had, it certainly appears that readers love to see these old digitised photos of Preston in the 1960’s and the 1970’s. I suppose that the […]

4 months ago
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