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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 […]

4 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 […]

4 months ago
Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 2)

Church Street-Fishergate, Preston October 1988   We had such a fantastic response to the 80’s pictures from last weeks posting we are pleased to say that this series continues with yet another batch of pictures from the 80’s archive, […]

4 months ago
Designs revealed for £1million renovation of Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley Square gardens - Model View   A £1million proposal to renovate Preston’s historic Winckley Square Gardens will ‘breathe new life’ into the area according to one of the experts behind the new bid. Final designs […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Public invited to see and discuss new £1million vision for Winckley Square Gardens

Main_image The partnership behind a £1 million bid to renovate Preston’s historic Winckley Square Gardens is inviting people to have a say on its final designs before they are submitted to […]

5 months ago
First World War Soldiers Remembered at St Mary’s Church, Penwortham

Lest we forget Heather Crook, Editor of The Preston Magazine, would like the people of Preston, and in particular the Penwortham area, to know of a quest to find information of the men […]

5 months ago
Explore the old and new in this fascinating account of changing Preston

2015-01-09-Marriott-Preston-old-and-new-large The Historic City of Preston has seen many changes over the years and with so many these changes is it wonderful to see just how may places and buildings are […]

5 months ago
Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures

Church Street south side, Preston July 1987   Recently acquired and digitised photos of 1980’s Preston have now been released which is sure to invoke great nostalgia to the people who recall those bygone happy times, when bands […]

5 months ago
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