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Meet the new business developments manager of the Guild Hall

The present day Guild Hall with inset picture of Janet Walker, the newly appointed Business Development Manager. A new appointment of Janet Walker as Business Development Manager for the Guild Hall has been made, bringing her vast experience of the entertainment industry and a personal background in the entertainment […]

2 months ago
Historical finds as Friargate gin bar Plau’s renovation continues

The original canopy being tested on Plau An original canopy from the early 20th century is among the finds by the owners of a new gin bar in Preston. Plau is due to open in early 2016 […]

3 months ago
Book your Santa Special experience at Ribble Steam Railway

A previous Santa Special steam train in the snow Ribble Steam Railway will play host to special visits from Santa this Christmas, with bookings now open to guarantee your family get chance to meet the man himself. This family […]

3 months ago
Penwortham Plan outlines which buildings should be protected and how town can develop

Rawsthorne Road is identified as one of the conservation areas in the town Pic: thepracticalsurveyor Fourteen buildings in Penwortham look set for special protection by its local authority. The Penwortham Local Plan is being prepared to outline how development in the area should be treated. […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s newspaper wars revealed in history talk

Feature Image - Preston evening Express A former journalist will reveal the bitter rivalry between two Victorian newspaper proprietors in a scramble to launch Preston’s first evening newspaper. Dr Andrew Hobbs, now a journalism lecturer at […]

3 months ago
Heritage Open Days, Saturday September 12

The restoration bill for St Walburge's runs into the hundreds of thousands of pounds Day three of Heritage Open Days weekend, exploring the hidden gems of Preston, is the busiest and liveliest yet, but where to start? We’ve hopefully made that decision a little […]

3 months ago
Heritage Open Days in Preston, Friday September 11

Haslam Park Preston. Picture by Andy Halls Heritage Open Days is a nationally recognised event which tours the country, bringing to life a city’s hidden treasures. Preston has so much to offer that we’ve put together this […]

3 months ago
1950’s Fishwick School pals get together with old friend from California

Dave with his sister Linda and past school chums Several people who formerly attended Fishwick School in the 1950’s were reunited on Wednesday of this week. One of the old school pals is Dave Hughlock, now residing in Pomona in California […]

3 months ago
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