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Memorial to Preston soldier in Friargate bookshop

A poignant reminder of the Great War and the effect on a Preston family. The framed medal, in the window of booksellers Halewood & Sons, commemorates Private Harold Halewood, of 35 Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died in 1918. Harold was the son of Mr William Halewood, who ran the bookshop on Friargate, Preston. He attended Preston Grammar School, before signing up for war. Injured on the […]

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Volunteers still needed to tell the story of the Preston Pals

The Pals for Life project is still looking for volunteers to come forward and help. This is an exciting opportunity for young people and adults to learn about the First World War and the Preston Pals Battalion that served in the Northwest. The Pals for Life film is being created to tell the story of soldiers from the city who gave their lives in the […]

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Dick, Kerr Ladies tribute and book re-launch

Stars of women’s football will be out in force at Bamber Bridge FC on 25th April to pay tribute to the most successful football team ever, the pioneering Dick, Kerr Ladies from Preston. The event marks the re-launch of the book In a League of Their Own! by local author and historian Gail Newsham who has uncovered new world records set by the trailblazing lassies […]

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Sir Tom Finney remembered in latest issue of Preston Magazine

The latest edition of the Preston Magazine has been released across the city. It is a look back at local history and nostalgia of Preston and the surrounding area, produced by Penwortham resident Heather Crook. Easter celebrations in 1893 are recalled, showing some things never change as it talks about the excitement at the annual egg rolling in Avenham Park. Denis Watson pens a tribute […]

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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 7

The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge. Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and […]

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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 6

The Flickr based Preston Digital Archive is a truly fantastic collection of vintage Preston related images and ephemera dating from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. There are currently almost 12,000 images available for all to view in several ranges of photographic resolution and what’s more it is completely free of charge. Over time, a few digitally scanned photos of unknown origin, location and […]

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