Ormskirk Road and Ringway from Bus Station Car Park, Preston December 1987

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (Final part 10)

In 1982, Culture Club sang “Do you really want to hurt me?”, believe us though, we really don’t want to hurt you at all, but for now, we are sad to say that our nostalgic journey is at an end with this final selection of 80’s goodies making it that you have seen 150 photos in all. Reading all your comments on the blog here […]

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Chinese student captures breathtaking pictures of Preston skyline

A student studying at the University of Central Lancashire has been sharing his stunning picture of Preston’s skyline. Carl Ji, a Chinese student, posted the pictures to Flickr and shared them with Blog Preston. We’ve made one of his sunset pictures our cover photo on Facebook and it prompted an outperforming of admiration. You can see Carl’s pictures below. What do you think of Carl’s […]

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Nine spectacular pictures of Preston Marina as it turns 25

Preston’s Marina turns 25 years old this weekend and to celebrate we’re showing it off in its best light. Tony Worrall, who runs the Preston Flickr group and has been a long time contributor to Blog Preston, regularly takes pictures of the Marina and Preston Docklands. A Tony Worrall sunset picture is a regular on Twitter of the Docks basking in the glow of the […]

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harlequins The Jolly Farmer (Formerly The Farmers Arms), Market Street, Preston, 1980

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 9)

I’ve always considered the 80’s to have been a great time for cinema going; and there were still quite a few of those left in the town at that time. Some of the films I recall are Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Karate Kid, Airplane!, Beetlejuice, Back To The Future, The Terminator, Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, An Officer and a […]

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In pictures: Lancashire Market returns for Easter Saturday

Thousands of people headed down Friargate on Saturday to sample the best Lancashire produce. The Lancashire Market returned for an Easter special with stalls lining one of the main roads in the city. Al Bailey was there to capture some of the food on show as well as the more unusual products too. Live music drifted down Friargate in the sunshine as shoppers enjoyed a […]

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Sheraton House, Ormskirk Road, Preston 1989

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 8)

Great times, bad times or whatever, the 80’s was certainly a memorable time. When you heard the Communards singing ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, it was how you felt on a Saturday night when you had missed your last bus. Boris Gardiner was singing ‘I Want To Wake Up With You’ but that was the last thought you had on your mind when some troll or […]

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