Sydney Knowles in 2009

Notable people of Preston: Sydney Knowles BEM, a Preston born hero

Part two: Sidney in World War II and beyond   The day is September 3rd 1939, World War II has broken out and Sydney Knowles has turned eighteen years of age. Sydney chose this day to join the Royal Navy, not knowing what life had in store for him. He spent the first years aboard various ships on convoy duty and U-boat patrols. The first ship […]

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Space Centre - Reception

Preston’s Space Centre: a success story in the making

The Preston Space Multisensory Centre is the result of much planning and a great deal of hard work on behalf of the , staff and all who have been instrumental in creating this fabulous facility for people with special needs of any age range. Hilary Holden, the Fundraising Coordinator, said “Preston is very fortunate to have this magnificent multisensory centre which is the largest of […]

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Preston RSPCA in plea for dog food

Preston’s only animal rescue centre, the RSPCA Preston & District Branch, is calling on all their dedicated supporters. Constantly faced with closure due to lack of funding the centre is asking for your help and donate dog food. They are currently housing many large dogs eating chappie biscuits which means they are running very low. If anyone is looking to donate some dog food, they […]

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The Bus Station and car park are in the brutalist style of architecture, popular in the 1960s

Brutalist beauty: Preston Bus Station on BBC4

Love it or loath it, the Bus Station will not go away. The latest examination of 1960′s concrete art or brutalist architecture that includes PBS will feature as part of a new BBC documentary by Jonathan Meades ‘Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloody-mindedness: Concrete Poetry’. As the Independent Arts Reviewer Christopher Beanland in a recent article about the programme commented: ” the stark civic megaliths of the 1960s’ […]

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BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time at Myerscough College

Calling all green fingered Prestonians BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time is coming to you this weekend from Myerscough College, Preston. The recording of the main show itself took place yesterday (13 January) in the college Lecture Theatre in front of horticulture students, staff and special guests. The programme will be broadcast later in the week on Friday 17 January and Sunday 19 January. Eric […]

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Centenary Mill chimney inspection attracts onlookers

Going up in the World! Taken today. Photos of probably the most unenviable job in Preston. Being lifted hundreds feet into the air by crane in a cramped basket then lowered down inside the tallest chimney in Preston. Workers were today inspecting the inside of the massive power house chimney which forms part of the Centenary Mill. complex. Emsley Crane Hire hoisted a duo of […]

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