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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 […]

5 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 […]

5 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 […]

5 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 […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 2)

North Road with Saul Street Baths and Pentecostal Church, Preston 1971 We continue this week with another fabulous set of pictures from an era gone by in Preston. There were massive transformations going on in the town in that time, both with […]

5 months ago
Harris Library to host a series of author talks and visits

Harris Library set to host the series of talks The Harris Library is set to host an array of literary events over the coming weeks. These are scheduled for the most part, for the first Saturday afternoon of each […]

5 months ago
Ribchester Roman remains to be excavated in major new dig

St Wilfrid's churchyard in Ribchester is one place due to be excavated Roman remains near Preston are to be excavated once more for further understanding about their role in the Roman Empire. Ribchester is nestled in the Lancashire countryside in what was […]

5 months ago
New Series: Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures

Parish Church and north side of Preston from Kendal House 1964 In this new series of Preston pictures, we look at the old town during the 1960’s and the 1970’s. Many of the buildings have been long gone since then but […]

6 months ago
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