On Monday evening of 7th October, there was an audience of nigh on two hundred people in attendance of the first meeting of the season of the Preston Historical Society meeting at St. John’s Minster on Church Street, Preston. Everyone was welcomed at the start of the evening’s proceedings by the vicar of Preston, Cannon Timothy Lipscombe who remarked on the wonderful turnout of members […]7 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Sir Robert Charles Brown, M.A., M.B., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.S. was born in 1836, to Agnes and Robert Brown both being surgeons at that time. Sir Robert Charles’ father was an honorary physician to the dispensary in Preston, which was located at 96 Fishergate, between Lune Street and Fox Street, and was very instrumental in the promotion of the establishment of an Infirmary or hospital for the […]7 months ago by Gill Lawson Share
The artist Arthur Devis was born in Preston in 1712, the eldest son of Anthony Devis (carpenter and bookseller) also a town councillor and Ellen Rauthmell. He is best known nowadays for his ‘conversation pieces’ – portraits of local landed gentry and their families. His style has an unmistakably naïve quality and his figures are thought to be ‘doll-like’ in their appearance. This is probably […]7 months ago by Gill Lawson Share Want to promote your local business?
Francis Thompson (named after Francis of Assisi) was born 18th December 1859 at No. 7 Winckley Street, Preston, to devout catholic parents. His father Charles was a homeopathic doctor and his mother a governess, who had failed in her attempt to become a nun. He only spent the fist four years of his life in Preston has the family moved to Manchester in 1864 after […]8 months ago by Gill Lawson Share
Here’s our latest post in the series looking at getting to know the city’s councillors: Name? Peter Rankin Age? 62 Which ward do you represent? Tulketh How long have you represented the ward? Since 2008 Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? Have lived just outside the ward in Ashton since 2003. Do you still work? If so, what do […]8 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Here’s our latest look at getting to know Preston’s councillors: Name? Julie Buttle Age? 47 Which ward do you represent? Lea Ward How long have you represented the ward? 6 years Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? Yes, I live in the ward and have done so for 15 years Do you still work? If so, what do […]8 months ago by Ed Walker Share