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Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 4)

EMI, Scamps and shops Church Street, Preston (south side) 1985 Yes it’s Saturday again and that means yet more of those wonderful 80’s scenes of Preston Town. New Order sang of Blue Monday, which to you meant back to work after […]

5 months ago
Former Preston eminent docotor’s home on Winckley Square revealed in pictures

27 Winckley Square, Preston A very dilapidated building, 27 Winckley Square, was at one time the house of one Preston Royal Infirmary’s most eminent doctor and benefactor, Sir Robert Charles Brown. In fact, the ‘Brown Ward’ was so […]

5 months ago
New pictures of Simpson’s Gold Thread Works revealed by Preston Historical Society

PHSIMG000068 - Simpsons Gold Thread Works 1994 A recent acquisition of 112 photographs of the former Preston based Simpson Gold Thread Works on Avenham Road, Preston, shows the factory in operation just prior to it’s closing down […]

5 months ago
Sam Boast’s Medals Come Home

Curator Jane Davies with Sam Boast’s medals An iconic group of World War I medals awarded to a Warrington soldier has been acquired by the Lancashire Infantry Museum following a last-minute appeal for funds. The medals were […]

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

Theatre Hotel Fishergate, Preston June 1987. No longer with us I'm afraid but it was a Boddy's pub with a great atmosphere, cracking juke box and of course, the wonderful footy table game in the back room vault. Here we go again folks, with another stroll down the eighties memory lane with a selection of photo images from the late 1980’s. Towards the end of this decade we […]

5 months ago
Preston author reveals his unpublished story of George Formby’s fiancee, Pat Howson

George Formby with his girlfriend Pat Howson PRESTON born author Andrew Atkinson is hoping that it will ‘Turn Out Nice Again’ in his search for a sponsor/publisher for the book he is writing on ukulele legend George […]

5 months ago
School children learn about the history of Preston’s fabulous Winckley Square

051 G__Winckley_Square_Philosophical_Inst The Winckley Square Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is now underway.  A group of 12 children from Grange Primary School visited on Friday 30 January. They carried out research and enjoyed […]

5 months ago
Competition launched to design Preston bus station’s Youth Zone.

bus station A competition launched today, looking to bring the bus station’s £23 million redevelopments back to life with the opportunity to design a new youth zone. Back in October, plans for […]

5 months ago
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