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The Preston Industrial Revolution that Changed the City

Imagine going back in time to the 19th century, Preston has been an important way point for medieval battles and was once the wealthiest town in the country. Times are changing and the Preston Industrial Revolution is teetering on the edge of becoming a fully fledged force. Lancashire, and Preston, in particular, underwent significant growth in their industrial advances and...

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...