27 Winckley Square, Preston

Former Preston eminent docotor’s home on Winckley Square revealed in pictures

A very dilapidated building, 27 Winckley Square, was at one time the house of one Preston Royal Infirmary’s most eminent doctor and benefactor, Sir Robert Charles Brown. In fact, the ‘Brown Ward’ was so called in his namesake. The house was originally the family home of Sir Robert’s parents and he was born and spent all his life living in the house until he died in 1925. Over the years […]

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PHSIMG000068 - Simpsons Gold Thread Works 1994

New pictures of Simpson’s Gold Thread Works revealed by Preston Historical Society

A recent acquisition of 112 photographs of the former Preston based Simpson Gold Thread Works on Avenham Road, Preston, shows the factory in operation just prior to it’s closing down in 1990. One of Preston’s local historians is Linda Barton who has made a great study of this firm over the years and has written many papers on the subject. Linda Barton, a long standing […]

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Theatre Hotel Fishergate, Preston June 1987. No longer with us I'm afraid but it was a Boddy's pub with a great atmosphere, cracking juke box and of course, the wonderful footy table game in the back room vault.

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 3)

Here we go again folks, with another stroll down the eighties memory lane with a selection of photo images from the late 1980’s. Towards the end of this decade we saw the complete demise of the English pound note, laws for UK pubs were changed allowing them to stay open all day, Kylie Minogue thought that she should be so lucky and Yazz thought that the […]

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harlequins Church Street-Fishergate, Preston October 1988

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures (part 2)

  We had such a fantastic response to the 80’s pictures from last weeks posting we are pleased to say that this series continues with yet another batch of pictures from the 80’s archive, digitised and ready for your weekly bout of nostalgia and reminiscence. This week we have a further fifteen photos of poplular haunts and streets around Preston; be it one of your favourite pubs or a […]

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Explore the old and new in this fascinating account of changing Preston

The Historic City of Preston has seen many changes over the years and with so many these changes is it wonderful to see just how may places and buildings are still with us to this day. The ‘Then and Now’ image above illustrates exactly that in the three historic images in comparison with their current existence. Explore the evolving face of this fascinating city with Marriott […]

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Church Street south side, Preston July 1987

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures

  Recently acquired and digitised photos of 1980’s Preston have now been released which is sure to invoke great nostalgia to the people who recall those bygone happy times, when bands like Duran Duran, Queen, Bon Jovi, U2, The Police, The Smiths and Depeche Mode among many others were constantly in the top ten music charts. When Margaret Thatcher ruled in Downing Street and programmes such […]

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