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?

Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 5)

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 or has changed beyond recognition. See what you can recall in these photos and what you can remember of those which have changed. In the first picture of the St. George’s Shopping Centre which was […]

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The new Mayor of Preston 2015, Councillor Margaret McManus,

The making of the new Mayor for Preston City

  On Wednesday 20 May 2015 at 6.00 pm the office of Mayor of Preston City was transferred from Councillor Nick Pomfret to Councillor Margaret McManus. As Mayor of Preston, Councillor Margaret McManus will be a figurehead for the city, act as chairman at council meetings, represent Preston at civic events and be officially recognised as Preston’s first citizen. The Mayor Making Ceremony began with prayers read […]

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In pictures: Best Of Britannia North exhibition

Over the last three days, the Best Of Britannia (BOB) North exhibition, which has been held in the former 1903 Post Office in the Market Square, has been underway to profile a range of products reflecting the region alongside the best from across the UK, showcasing established and emerging talent from textiles, menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery, cycling, motoring, home furnishings and much more. We […]

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geopace harlequins Easterly view of Christmas time in Fishergate, Preston 1972

Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 4)

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 of Christmas in 1972. We also have a few great pictures featuring some landmarks of Preston which have now long gone and even a couple of ladies who many people around in the 60’s may well […]

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Women taking part in the Race for Life in 2011 i in Preston

Time is running out to enter Preston’s Race for Life

  It’s your last chance to enter this year’s Race for Life in Preston as applications close in just under two weeks. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, sees women across the country participate in a fundraising run of 5K or 10K and Preston is hosting one at Moor Park on Sunday May 24. Applications close on May 22 and over […]

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Octo-Centenary celebration, Church Street, Preston 1979

Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 3)

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 images evoke so many memories from that era and from some of the comments we’ve received, certain images have triggered  the recollection of some very good memories of days gone by and happy times when […]

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