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Snap That Preston: Still time to enter city photography competition

Photographers across Preston and beyond have been out snapping the city. In seven categories for pictures they have come flooding in showing Preston from different angles and lights. Below are a few of the entries for Snap That Preston we’ve liked the look of so far. The photo competition is being run by Preston’s Business Improvement District (Preston BID) and the winner takes home £400 […]

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Rubble as one of the former hospital buildings is demolished

In pictures: Demolition at former Whittingham Mental Hospital

Once one of the largest mental hospitals in the country, these haunting pictures show the demolition of the Whittingham Mental Hospital. Sitting just on the edge of Preston the buildings have been abandoned for many years. They prove a mecca for urban explorer photographers who are taking pictures before developers build hundreds of new homes. Flickr user scrappynw ventured in to snap these pictures showing […]

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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 7

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 origin, location and […]

4 months ago by
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Preston in the Picture: April 2014 Desktop Calendar

This month’s desktop wallpaper for your computer is a view across the Flag Market in the centre of the City.  It’s a view that could almost have come from London or Paris with the historic buildings standing proud. The newly paved areas also help to set of this area of the city. You can download this picture from my Flickr page.  Just right click on […]

4 months ago by
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Is Time Travel Possible? A Preston film maker has decided it is

What started as a few snapshots of scenery in and around Preston at different times of the year began to grow into an idea for a short film by amateur film maker and musician John Hickey. The film called, TIME MACHINE takes the viewer on a journey through time. “Over the last few years I’ve become interested in the possibilities offered by mobile phone cameras, […]

4 months ago by
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Mystery photos from the Preston Digital Archive: Part 6

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 origin, location and […]

4 months ago by

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