Preston reopens: 17 photos showing how busy Preston's shops, restaurants and bars were on Saturday

Crowds flocked back to the city over the first weekend following the easing of lockdown restrictions on April 12.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 9:29 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 9:30 am
Karen Davie of Karen's Collectables

As the sun covered Preston shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés enjoyed booming trade.

Our photographers were with you to see how it went:

Punters at The Stanley

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Lucy Fellows, Sally Eccles, Megan Hayes and Joanne Rogerson
Jane Quinn at Orchard Craft Beer Bar.
Cocktails at Turtle Bay
The streets of Preston filled with shoppers.
Enjoying the weekend in Winckley Street.
Ross McWilliam and Stephen Toulmin outside La Viva in Fishergate
Drinks at Baluga
Andy Valentine, Ellen Nuttall, Helen Anderton, Erik Styles, Richard Swan at Orchard Craft Beer Bar on the Market
The streets of Preston filled with shoppers.
The first Saturday in Preston after lockdown was lifted- Winckley Street Ale House: Adrian and Tracy Young
The first Saturday in Preston after lockdown was lifted- Buskers: Mary Jane (left) and Samantha Lloyd
Karen Davie of Karen's Collectables
All smiles at the Market Tavern.
The queues at Primark in Preston on Saturday.
The first Saturday in Preston after lockdown was lifted
The first Saturday in Preston after lockdown was lifted.