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Notable People of Preston: Francis Thompson 1859 – 1907

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 […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: Peter Rankin representing Tulketh

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 […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: Julie Buttle representing Lea

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 […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: John Collins representing Moor Park

Here’s our latest look at the people who represent us in the city of Preston: Name? John Collin Age? 70 Which ward do you represent? Moor Park How long have you represented the ward? 13 years Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? Yes, over 50 years Do you still work? If so, what do you do? No I am […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: Martyn Rawlinson representing Fishwick

The latest in our series profiling the people behind the ballot box: Name? Martyn Rawlinson Age? 43 Which ward do you represent? Fishwick How long have you represented the ward? 5 years Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? I live about 25 yards away from the ward boundary! Do you still work? If so, what do you do? […]

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Meet Preston’s councillors: Carl Crompton representing University ward

The latest in our series finding out more about the people who represent us: Name? Carl Crompton Which ward do you represent? University Ward How long have you represented the ward? First elected to Preston City Council in 1999 Do you live in the ward/How long have you lived in the ward? No I live four mins away in Moss Ave, Ashton Do you still […]

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