Here are 12 fascinating facts about our fantastic city that might surprise you...
Preston is the birthplace of teetotalism where Joseph Livesey in 1832 started his Temperance Movement, requiring followers to pledge total abstinence - hence the term 'teetotal'.
2. How Preston's name came to be
The city's name is derived from the Old English meaning "priest's settlement" and in the Domesday Book is recorded as "Prestune".
3. Telephone boxes
The longest continuous row of the old red public telephone boxes anywhere in the country are right here in Preston's Market Street.
4. A record breaking spire
St Walburge's Church designed by Joseph Hansom of Hansom Cab fame and which has, at 94 metres, the tallest spire in England on a church that is not a cathedral.