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Life as a slave in Preston and the North West in the 18th and 19th centuries

Painting of Joseph Emidy playing for the aristocracy What was life like as a slave in Preston and Lancashire? Little survives of individual records for Black people in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries. However a few parish records […]

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Six Preston parks retain their Green Flag awards

Ashton Park may see new flowers blooming Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council has today announced that six local parks have won Green Flag Awards. Green Flag included Ashton Park, Avenham and Miller Parks, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park […]

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Latest Preston planning applications for September 24 to October 1

Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall Below are the latest Preston planning applications registered with Preston City Council for September 24 to October 1. Part single, part two storey side and rear extension. New balcony and […]

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Friends of Winckley Square guided walk to discuss power and influence in Preston

Lockdown 3 in Fishergate on Thursday 21 January Pic: Tony Worrall Due to the popularity of the Friends of Winckley Square guided walks, they are hosting another walk on Wednesday, 6 October. The event will be held between 2.15-3.45pm. Attendees can […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Upcoming Fylde dance event pays tribute to Kirkham’s rich cotton history

A Kirkham dance event will this weekend celebrate the town’s history as a hub for Lancashire-spun textiles. Kirkham’s history as one of the county’s most important cotton towns will be […]

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Friends of Winckley Square to hold walking events and photography workshops for Preston Arts Festival

Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall The Friends of Winckley Square have invited residents to join them for a series of walking events and photography workshops for the Preston Arts Festival. Running from 2 to 10 […]

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Everything you need to know about Preston Arts Festival 2021

Katie O'Brien performing Catch 22 Years An array of arts activities is set to take place in Preston from next weekend. Opening on Saturday 2 October, with a portrait painting challenge at The Harris, Preston Arts […]

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Preston family firm’s behind-the-scenes YouTube channel gains 1.2 million views

Max Walker-Williams A Preston family firm’s YouTube channel has gained 1.2 million views in a matter of months. Walker and Williams run businesses including Luxury House Share, No.10 Hotel and The Winckley […]

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