From ironmongers to plant nurseries, there are some pretty historic business which call Preston home.
And so here we’ve put together a list of some of the city’s very oldest business still trading to this day. In fact, every one of these companies can trace their roots back to a time before 1880, meaning that they are all at least 140 years old and have plenty of tales to tell.
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1. Preston's oldest businesses
EH Booth & Co. Ltd - Foodstores, founded in 1846, Booths Central Office, Longridge Rd, Ribbleton, Preston PR2 5BX Photo: Google Maps
2. Preston's oldest businesses
Bernard Watson & Daughter - Painting and decorating, founded in 1878, 168-170 North Rd, Preston PR1 1YP Photo: Google Maps
3. Preston's oldest businesses
Halewood & Sons - Booksellers, founded in 1867, 68 Friargate, Preston PR1 2ED Photo: Google Maps
4. Preston's oldest businesses
S Carr & Son - Jewellers, founded in 1820, 2 High Street, Garstan, Preston Lancashire, PR3 1FA Photo: Google Maps