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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 […]

5 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. […]

5 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 […]

5 months ago
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 […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

5 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’ […]

5 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 […]

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

The Boatmans, Marsh Lane, Preston 1987 Here we go again with another fifteen images of those great 80’s days in Preston Town. The 1980’s, a time when George Michael was accusing us of a Careless Whisper, Marc […]

6 months ago
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