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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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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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Lost Preston in Photos (part two)

Photos of things and places lost in Preston. In my last picture gallery featuring relics of Preston I focused mainly on things recently lost. The images certainly stirred up a few lost memories as well. In this new mini-collection we talk about a mixture of the recently lost plus things that disappeared a long time ago, some leaving tantalising reminders of their presence . First […]

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Recently Lost Preston in Photos (part one)

Photos of things and places recently lost in Preston. It amazes me how quickly some things change in Preston. And how disappointingly others don’t change at all. I have been taken pictures in and around the city since 2007. Not that long but my camera has witnessed most of the changes big and small. Here is a small collection of vanished, lost or forgotten things […]

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