Here are 12 fascinating facts about our fantastic city that might surprise you...
5. Leo Baxendale
Born in Whittle-le-Woods, Leo Baxendale took his first job at Lancashire Evening Post, drawing adverts and cartoons before beginning his work on the Beano. Sadly he passed away on April 23 2017.
6. Preston's connection to the wild west
The most famous outlaw of them all may not have had a Southern drawl but a Lancashire twang. Butch Cassidy's father who lived in Avenham left Preston for Utah in 1856.
7. A city of inventions
Richard Arkwright's Water Frame which brought cotton mills to many northern English towns was invented in Preston.
8. Lighting the way
Behind the large wall seen on the right was the former works of the Preston Gaslight Company. This operation began in 1816 and gave Preston boasting rights to having been the first provincial town in England to have it's streets lit by gas.