Heartbeat Cardiac Centre – Grand Opening

On 10 February 2015 the Heartbeat Cardiac Centre officially opened their new centre which is the former National Football Museum premises in Deepdale at the Preston North End grounds. The proceedings were started by ‘Bollywood comes to Hearbeat’ with the ABHI NANDANA dance group while refreshments were served to all the guests in attendance. Vintage DJ and dancers, A Train Swing’ provided entertainment of a […]

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Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines with Mayor, Councillor Nick Pomfret holding the Freeddom Scroll

Granting of the Honorary Freedom of the City of Preston to Lady Grenfell-Baines

  On Thursday 5 February, Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines received the honorary Freedom of the City of Preston. The ceremony was held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, Preston. The Right Worshipful the Mayor Councillor Nick Pomfret introduced the proceedings, welcoming Lady Grenfell-Baines along with her family and attending civil dignitaries to the ceremony. Councillor John Browne proposed the motion to grant the Freedom […]

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Fylde Street Roundabout, Preston. January 8, 1969.

The changing face of the Adelphi roundabout area over passing decades

  With the announcement of the proposed Adelphi Square which would sweep away the Adelphi roundabout and nearby buildings, we thought it would be interesting to see the past developments of this area over the last century. In the above aerial photo from the late 1940’s you can see that although the layout of the area was quite similar to what it is now, there were many […]

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harlequins Simpson's Gold Thread Work Needle and Thread memorial Pic: CottonGilly

Gold Thread Works commemorative bobbin returns following four year absence

A stone bobbin which had been erected in 2008 at the junction of Avenham Road and Avenham Lane and was part of a commemorative memorial to the Stephen Simpson Gold Thread Works of Preston, has returned following a four year absence. The bobbin was removed and taken away to the council depot on St Paul’s Road, Deepdale to be repaired after it had been badly damaged by a […]

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Horrockses Factory Gate, Stanley Street, Preston 1912

A nostalgic journey around the former Horrocks Yard Works in Preston

With the recent announcement of the planned development of the Horrocks Yard Works site, I thought that it would be interesting to see how the Yard Works developed over time and to take a nostalgic trip around the factory site to see it as it was over the 150 years of its history. Since 1791 the Horrocks Yard Works site on Stanley Street in Preston […]

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Baptist Church Fishergate 1903 Featured Image

Church clocks and others from around old Preston to present day

With the current debate about the non functioning clock of the Baptist Church in Fishergate, we started to think of other clocks around the old town that have vanished and what they meant to Prestonians over time gone by. Indeed, the Baptist Church clock in Fishergate is very well known by most of the inhabitants of Preston and many will remember a time when it […]

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