Paul Melling's January picture includes the Tithebarn pub

Preston in the Picture – January Desktop Calendar

I know many people have been working over the festive break and many more will be returning to work on Monday. So what better way to start the year than with a desktop calendar image of Preston for your PC. This image of the Tithebarn was taken from Preston Bus Station and was tweaked in Adobe Lightroom before adding the January 2014 calendar dates to […]

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firey sky

Preston in a Different Light: A Photo Essay

Love it or loath it, the City of Preston can be quite beautiful/dramatic/colourful when the great man in the sky decides to entertain us with spectacular evening (or morning) skies. And we have seen more than our fair share of stunning atmospheric Preston skies over the past few weeks. Not very romantic but it’s mostly due to a dirty atmosphere where pollution is present but we […]

4 months ago by

In pictures: Preston’s Winter Wonderland on the Flag Market

These pictures show Preston’s Winter Wonderland in both night and day. An ice rink has been added to the Flag Market along with the return of the Big Wheel. Stalls selling hot food and drinks line around the Flag Market along with the teacup waltzers. However, Tony Worrall’s photos show it wasn’t exactly buzzing on Tuesday evening. The Winter Wonderland is on until Sunday 5 […]

4 months ago by
Want to promote your local business? First night of the Harris Open Exhibition (Courtesy Bernie Blackburn)

Review: The Harris Open Exhibition 2013

Preston’s art lovers were out in force last night for the launch of The Harris Museum’s annual showcase of local artistic talent. Preston’s Mayor, Councillor Veronica Afrin, was on hand to welcome the crowd and to present certificates to Preston’s young artists in recognition of their artistic efforts. This year’s event has been organised in partnership with local groups. Sahara in Preston, Young Harris, Preston […]

4 months ago by
Preston Facebook Groups covers

A big thumbs up for two Preston based Facebook social groups

Two of the latest phenomenon Facebook social groups to hit the scene are known as ‘You Know You’re from Preston When….’ and ‘Preston, Past and Present’. Each of the two groups has its own merits and purposes and although the former group has been around a lot longer than the latter, they both serve to give resident Prestonians and even those who have moved to […]

4 months ago by
Broughton's Christmas tree caught during the evening rush

In pictures: Preston photographer attempts a Christmas Tree a day in Advent challenge

A Preston photographer is attempting an Advent calendar challenge with a difference. Keith Sergeant is taking photos of Christmas trees dotted around Preston and beyond. He was set the challenge by fellow Preston Flickr group member Billy Matthews who asked him to photograph a tree a day up until Christmas. From small trees above newsagents to the tree in the middle of the Miller Arcade, […]

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