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The Silverdale Hoard Exhibition comes to Preston

From 15th February visit the Museum of Lancashire in Preston and find out about one of the largest silver hoards ever found. On the outskirts of Preston city centre the Museum of Lancashire hosts The Silverdale Hoard: The Story So Far Exhibition. A fascinating look at a major collection of Viking silver buried for over 1,000 years. Known as the Silverdale Hoard, the collection includes […]

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The Preston Pals queue at Preston rail station

Volunteers needed to tell the story of the Preston Pals

A project to remember the Preston Pals is asking for volunteers to come forward and help. The Pals for Life film is being created to tell the story of soldiers from the city who ave their lives in the First World War. A session to find out more is taking place at the Harris Museum cafe on Wednesday 5 February. It run from 10.30am to […]

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Sir Robert Peel Statue, Winckley Square, Preston

What is the Peel Monument on Winckley Square all about?

Anyone who has visited Winckley Square in Preston will have probably seen the Peel Statue on the east side of the square facing Cross Street and may well have wondered why it is there and what it is all about. The statue is of Sir Robert Peel and it was mounted in Winckley Square by public subscription in honour of Peel’s success in repealing the Corn […]

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Want to promote your local business? Winckley Square is covered by a conservation area

Cross Street to be moved into Winckley Square conservation area

The boundary lines of a conservation area for Preston’s historic Georgian Square are to be redrawn. Winckley Square conservation area could expand to include the whole of Cross Street. Currently the road is split between the Winckley conservation area and the Avenham conservation area. A proposal to move Cross Street completely into Winckley Square has been submitted to the city council’s cabinet. The report from […]

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UCLan students record Lancashire Mill workers experiences

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) students carrying out a Community History Project entitled ‘Women in the Mills’. Are you a woman who worked in a mill in Lancashire? A group of students from UCLan would like to speak to you. Amber Greenall-Heffernan, Naomi Gariff and Katrina Hayes are undertaking a community history project about women in Lancashire who worked in mills. They are particularly interested […]

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The Wooden Spoon Theatre company performed at the last PrestFest

Ghostly tour of Church Street booked for PrestFest

  The violent past of Church Street over the last 200 years is to be explored in a new history tour. Follow two lively and interactive storytellers through the city streets to explore the stories. The tour is part of PrestFest, a weekend celebration of the city centre nightlife. It is free to attend on Saturday 1 February at 7.15pm, meet at the Cenotaph. The […]

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