History of Ingol and Cottam

With plans approved to build hundreds of homes on Ingol Golf Club, and the ongoing development of the area, local historian Keith Johnson looks at the history of the north west corner of Preston
Matthew Brown Brewery, in Pole Street, Preston, in  1922

History of brewing in Preston

The number of breweries in Lancashire has trebled in the past 12 months but, as local historian Keith Johnson reports ,the figure pales compared to the heyday of brewing in Preston

St James's C of E School in Leyland in 1975/6. Gordon Gregson is stood at the back second from the left

Gordon always took very good care of his school

Growing up, Paul Gregson had great inside knowledge of TWO primary schools, despite only attending one.

Stylish vintage ladies clothing

A 1930s Levi denim jacket could be worth thousands of pounds

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at the value of vintage clothing...

Fishergate Hill where George Gillson stayed in a lodging house

Grizzly end for Preston female thief masquerading as a man

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at a crime story from yesteryear with a grizzly and shocking end...
Nellis Air Force Base, the scene of the tragedy

Preston woman kills husband accidentally with shotgun in Las Vegas

Our local historian Keith Johnson looks back at shooting tragedy in Las Vegas involving a Preston woman...

These matching shoes and handbag are only 10 each

Clothing and accessories can be very collectable

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn on the handbags and the gladrags..

Robert Cunliffe with his book A History of the Garstang and Knott End Railway

Book review: A History of the Garstang and Knott End Railway by Robert Cunliffe

There are still places in the rural Wyre countryside between Garstang and Knott End where the route of this gone but far from forgotten railway can still be traced.
Crossroads at Broughton at the junction of Garstang Road, Whittingham Lane and Woodplumpton Lane

Long history of Broughton bypass

Building of the Broughton Bypass is in its final few months. Local historian Keith Johnson looks back on the long journey to get the relief road
Titan'c hero Charles Lightoller onboard the Sundowner which helped evacuate Dunkirk

Hero of the Titanic who helped evacuate Dunkirk

Charles Herbert Lightoller is famous as Second in Command of the Titanic in 1912.

Lightning aircraft

Last of the supersonic legends of the skies

It is 50 years since one of the legendary aircraft of British aviation history rolled off the production line in Lancashire or the final time Megan Kenyon reports
This Bentley piano is in immaculate condition

Have you got a musical instrument that is a valuable antique?

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn cast his eye over a musical masterpiece...

An artist's impression of one of the boys receiving the birch

Six strokes of the birch for 10-year-old Preston pickpocket

Our historian Keith Johnson looks back at the case of two young shoplifters in Preston...
Keeping cool on Blackpool beach   Photo:  John Gay/Historic England/Mary Evans Picture Library

Celebration of the golden age of the seaside

These striking black-and-white pictures capture the essence of Blackpool in its heyday as a popular UK holiday resort.


GUILD 2012: A perfect combination of innovation and tradition brought together

Our Guild reporter recalls covering the run-up to the event and selects just a few memorable images.

Leyland Methodist Infants School pupils Howard Irving and Sharon Miller present a cheque for �1,000 to Pat Seed in 1978

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Smoking, piano-playing teacher stole the show at Leyland school

Howard Irving had never been chosen for anything while at school.

Winckley Square Gardens at the heart of the city of Preston

Get to know Preston's Winckley Square Gardens "Inside Out" at Heritage Open Days

One of Preston's premier green spaces is set to step back into the spotlight next month.

Garstang Historical Society  officials and committee members. From left, Bob Denmark, Maureen Spiers, Peter Burrell, Margaret Marsden and Wendy Pain.

Garstang Historical Society reveals new programme

Garstang Historical Society has announced its programme for its series of lectures between September 2017 and April 2018.

The new set of stamps featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys

Action Man and Sindy to feature in Royal Mail's latest stamp series

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.
Maurice Murray

A flaky future for Lancashire’s beloved ice cream vans?

Research has found the number of ice cream vans has been falling for years. Wes Holmes speaks to a number of Lancashire vendors who say there is still plenty of life in the trade just yet...

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