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How the Plug Plot Riots Impacted Preston

The Preston Strike and Lune Street Riot fall under the era of the 'Plug Plot Riots' or 1842 General Strike. Promoted by depression between 1841-2, this time of resistance was heavily influenced by the Chartist movement. The Plug Plot Riots On the 4th May in 1842, Parliament were presented with a Chartist petition signed by 3,250,000 people. The petition covered...

Preston Town Hall History: From Gothic Riches to Fiery Ruin

Preston town hall is a piece of iconic architecture that holds a place dear in the hearts of many a Preston resident. Opened after the cotton famine, the project, along with the creation of public parks served as a beacon of promise and hope to the residents of the great town. Here we will take a look back at why...

A Timeline of the Most Notable Moments in Preston History

Let's take a look at the most notable moments in Preston History as the restoration of the Old Post Office is underway to form Preston's newest hotel; The Shankly Hotel - Preston. Starting out life small, Preston was established early on as an important market town. Influential writers of the time honoured Preston in words and shaped the market town...