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A brief History of the former Post Office in Preston’s Market Place

Preston Head Post Office 1904 In the early 19th century and up to around 1854 Preston’s only Post Office operated from a small building at the southern end of a terrace of butchers shops, known […]

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In pictures: Moonlight and Memories Walk raises money for St Catherine’s Hospice

DSC_0969 Hundreds of people walked the streets of Preston overnight on Saturday to raise money for charity. St Catherine’s Hospice holds its annual Moonlight and Memories walk where people walk in […]

2 months ago
The Big Lunch on Ashton Park becomes a great success story

Feature Image Preston has just put on the biggest Big Lunch the city has ever seen.  In fact it was showcased amongst the top in the country. The community came together to […]

2 months ago
In pictures: Common terns return to Preston Docks

commonterns2 Hundreds of seabirds are currently arriving at Preston Marina for the breeding season. Common terns can be spotted on the Docks following their epic journey from West Africa. Billy Matthews […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 7)

Allens Cafe at Junction of Church Street & Nile Street, Preston c.1972 Once again, most of what you will see in this weeks part 7 of the 60’s and 70’s Preston picture series has gone, never to return; however, there are still […]

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Nostalgic 1960’s/70’s Preston revealed in pictures (Part 6)

Corporation Street with Public Hall, Preston c.1978 In this week’s retro time slip through the streets of Preston, about 80% of what you see in these pictures has vanished from sight and most of the remainder has changed […]

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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 […]

2 months ago
The making of the new Mayor for Preston City

The new Mayor of Preston 2015, Councillor Margaret McManus,   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, […]

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