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Preston in the picture – March Desktop Wallpaper, Red telephone boxes

This month’s calendar picture is another iconic Preston scene. The red telephone boxes on Market Street have been photographed many times but what really makes this picture for me is the wet pavement and reflections this creates. I’d gone out specifically with this photo in mind but had to wait a while for the rain to ease. A rain soaked picture also seemed quite appropriate […]

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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 2

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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Civic Funeral of Sir Tom Finney: A Preston legend

People gathered by the thousands today to pay homage to their hero, a Preston legend known to all as Sir Tom. Although the forecast promised downpours, as if by a miracle the weather remained bright and sunny throughout the whole service. As the funeral cortège entered Church Street from Lancaster Road the crowds applauded with unashamed pride for the man that they all loved and admired. […]

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Want to promote your local business? Mystery Photos Part 1

Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 1

    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 […]

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Sir Tom Finney death: PNE fans begin tributes to footballing legend

Preston North End fans have begun paying their respects at Deepdale to Sir Tom Finney. On hearing the news of Sir Tom Finney’s passing, which broke around 10pm, PNE fans took club scarves and flowers down to the ground. Finney is remembered forever in the famous statue The Splash which stands at the front of the ground. Sir Tom is now covered in the blue […]

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Preston cleans up after ‘Wild Wednesday’ storm

Preston cleans up after the most violent storm to sweep across the city for many years. Luckily, there were no reports of anyone suffering any injuries as a direct result of the bad weather. Wheelie bins, tree branches and debris were strewn around by the gales. Damage to fencing and rooftops following yesterday’s storm was reported across the city. with more stormy weather forecast for […]

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