Church Street-Fishergate, Preston October 1988

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

  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, digitised and ready for your weekly bout of nostalgia and reminiscence. This week we have a further fifteen photos of poplular haunts and streets around Preston; be it one of your favourite pubs or a […]

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Winckley Square gardens - Model View

Designs revealed for £1million renovation of Winckley Square Gardens

  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 for the Gardens have now been revealed and will be submitted to Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) at the end of February. The plans aim to create a sympathetic improvement […]

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Public invited to see and discuss new £1million vision for Winckley Square Gardens

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 the Heritage Lottery Fund at the end of February. A public event will be held on Friday, February 20th, from 10am until 4pm, at Preston’s Flag Market, in front of the Harris Museum. Experts from […]

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harlequins Lest we forget

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

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 who are named on Penwortham War Memorial or St Mary’s Church. To enable everyone to understand a little more of what it is all about Heather sent us the following narrative. On Sunday 15 February, at […]

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

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 still with us to this day. The ‘Then and Now’ image above illustrates exactly that in the three historic images in comparison with their current existence. Explore the evolving face of this fascinating city with Marriott […]

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Church Street south side, Preston July 1987

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures

  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 like Duran Duran, Queen, Bon Jovi, U2, The Police, The Smiths and Depeche Mode among many others were constantly in the top ten music charts. When Margaret Thatcher ruled in Downing Street and programmes such […]

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