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Introducing The Lilywhite Suite and the History of Preston’s Nickname

A good number of teams aren’t invincible, but some are. A good number of teams aren’t local institutions – institutions, nonetheless, that can be traced back to 1863 – but the Lilywhites certainly are. The origins of Preston North End, or The Lilywhites as they are also known – can be traced back to a number of unusual sports such...

Chris Shankly Talks The Carriage at The Shankly Preston

We convene in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel, next to numerous treasures that bear his grandad's name, and Christopher Shankly takes a deep breath – clearly keen to discuss ‘The Carriage,’ the new restaurant at The Shankly Hotel Preston, and soon to be one of the best places to eat in Lancashire. As we start to...

The History of Preston Bus Station

Whether you love it or loathe it – Preston Bus Station is undoubtedly an iconic landmark. The bus station was designed by two members of the Building Design Firm - which was founded by Prestionian architect George Grenfell Baines - Charles Wilson and Keith Ingham. Work on the building began taking shape in 1968 and was efficiently completed in 1969....