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Preston’s Revenge: The 1938 FA Cup Final Huddersfield vs Preston

Back in the early days of the FA Cup, Huddersfield Town took the trophy home after beating Preston North End in the 1922 FA Cup Final. The match went down in history and was played at Stamford Bridge, the last FA Cup Final to be played outside of Wembley until 1970. Huddersfield’s winning goal was scored from a controversial penalty...

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...

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...

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...

What to expect from The Shankly Hotel Preston

The Shankly Hotel Preston is coming soon and with that in mind, we'd like to let people know what to expect from the second Shankly themed hotel in the UK. It’s a well-known fact that Bill Shankly was adored by the people and football fans in general, in fact, the engraved quote on his statue at Anfield reads; “He made...