Kitchen items can be antique treasures

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at the world of kitchenalia...

Fishergate where the stolen clothes were handed to a pawnbroker

Preston clothing thief gets seven years’ penal servitude

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at a crime from yesteryear...

Picture by Julian Brown 11/02/17

Local Historians, Richard and Linda Langford, Adam Cree and Tinker the dog who have been working together to connect Chorley's Pubs to its casualties of World War One pictured at their pop up exhibition at Astley Hall Farm House, Astley Park, Chorley,

War tales and real ales

‘What do you get if you cross three historians a highly intelligent boarder collie and the love of real ale together?’

Journalist and author Alan Roby at the grave of Mary Weeton at Thomas the Martyr Church, Upholland, Wigan

Long lost diary of life in Georgian Lancashire

A chance purchase in a second hand shop sent journalist Alan Roby on a decades long odyssey piecing together the fascinating tale of life in Lancashire during the early1800s.

Suffragettes gathering to protest in London

Day a Preston heroine was arrested

This week, 110 years ago, saw Edith Rigby began the first of many marches. Marches that would turn out to be some of the most influential events of the suffragette movement. The protest led to the first of a series of arrests for Rigby and would set the wheels rolling in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Preston-born Rigby is today regarded as a heroine of the movement but Edith and her militant Women’s Social and Political Union weren’t always regarded as heroes. Jacob Colley reports

Valentines Day card published in 1907. Image courtesy of

St Valentine's Day through the ages

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at how Lancastrian lovebirds celebrated St Valentine's Day in years gone by

Spring 1951 - Children eating sweets in Chorley Market after the ration ended

Sweet memories of once-rationed treats

Who remembers scoffing on sweets once the ration was over?

FA Cup winners Preston North End parade the trophy at Wembley in 1938

Day Lancashire Post nearly missed Preston North End’s FA Cup win

It was one of the greatest moments in the history of Preston North End.
Tatty Teddies are very popular with collectors

Tatty Teddies a treat for collectors

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at some cuddly offerings...

Brunswick Street, where the murder took place

Gallows fate for father-of-five who brutally murdered wife

Historian Keith Johnson looks back at a Preston crime from yesteryear...


Help preserve village’s rich history

Organisers behind the Goosnargh and Whittingham Heritage Group are seeking historic and treasured items to help share and increase awareness of the parishes’ rich heritage.

Ian Grundy at Southlands High School in the 1950s

Showbiz line-up during class schooldays

Ian Grundy thought he had hit the jackpot when he entered Southlands High School.

A goods train going through Garstang station in the 1950s

All aboard Lancashire's long lost railway

Author Dave Richardson is researching a new book about life on tracks of one of Lancashire’s smallest railway lines
Preston North End team of 1914-15

Players who swapped the football pitch for the battlefield

During the First World War scores of footballers, including many from Preston North End, signed up for the armed forces. Chris George looks at the stars who served their country
The Who live on stage

Who fans talkin’ bout their generation

Fans of rockers The Who have been sharing memories of the legendary band’s Lancashire concerts with author Richard Houghton
Yog and his companion Boo-Boo

Can you names these cartoons from the 1970s and 80s?

Yogi Bear teddies are a rare find in the world of antiques but so are many other toys from cartoons from yesteryear.

Preston Curling Club in action in winter 1933

When Preston was home of winter sport

With winter sports show The Jump set to hit our television screens local historian Keith Johnson recalls the days when Preston had its own curling club

You can take him home for �9.50

Reliving memories with favourite childhood TV moments

Allan Blackburn looks at the more cuddly side of the world of antiques...

The suspect was followed along Deepdale Road

Detectives under fire after giving chase to Preston gunman

Local historian Keith Johnson looks back at a crime from yesteryear...

Ribble Bus in Preston, 1961

Ride through history of Preston's buses

A century after Preston’s first bus company was formed transport historian Jim Hulme charts the changing face of public transport in Lancashire
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