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Preston Landmarks | Discovering Preston’s Statues and Memorials

Preston is home to some of the most beautiful, mysterious and spectacular statues and memorials in the country. Whether they are commemorating a poignant moment in history, a hero of the poor, soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country or footballing legends, this city is very proud of its heritage. Take a look at some of our favourite Preston...

The History of the Preston Docks

We take a look back at when Preston Docks were first built, the reasons behind it and how they have developed over the years. From pioneering innovative shipping techniques and becoming Europe's largest single dock, to the transformation into a luxurious marina and residential hot spot, Preston Docks have been through a lot over the years. Let's take a look...

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....

Preston’s Most Impressive Listed Buildings

Preston is home to a staggering 770 individual listed buildings, ranging from controversial Brutalist architectural constructions to classic Gothic revival churches, this city is full of history. With a huge selection of historic buildings and architecture on offer, we're not surprised this city is fast becoming a top tourist destination. Over the past few years there has been an ever growing...

The History of the Butter Pie – Celebrating British Pie Week 2019

To celebrate British Pie Week 2019, we wanted to delve into the fascinating history of one of Northern Britain's most famous and delicious pastry-encased treats, the Butter Pie. An iconic dish in the historic boundaries of Lancashire, including Preston, Chorley, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan and many more, this tasty pie has a past as rich as its filling! Whether you're a...

The Fascinating History of Market Square in Preston

Preston's historic Old Post Office in Birley Street is set to be transformed into a luxury hotel, dedicated to the legendary Bill Shankly. The Grade-II listed building overlooks Market Square, best known today as the Flag Market. The picturesque square is an integral piece of Preston’s history and we couldn’t be more excited to play our part in the story....

Remembering the Fallen in Preston: Three Day’s One Message

This Sunday the country will mark three momentous occasions in one; The centenary of the end of WWI, Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day. As with every year, the nation will take a moment to remember those who fought and perished for their country on Remembrance Sunday and in 2018, this will coincide with Armistice Day which also marks the 100...

Delve into Some Fascinating Preston North End History

From being one of the founding members of the football league, to becoming the first team to win both the FA Cup and the league title in the same year, Preston North End football club has been through a lot over the years. Featuring everything from The Invincibles, to the Tom Finney years and of course the signing of Bill...

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