22 pictures showing off the beauty of Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston

There’s nothing better to shake off the excesses of Christmas than a brisk walk in the park.

In Preston we have been blessed with a number of beautiful open spaces and Avenham and Miller Parks in the heart of the city centre make up just two of them. They have a colourful history, dating back to 1860s, when they were created during the Cotton Famine. The parks are connected by paths, alongside the River Ribble and underneath an ornate railway bridge. A visit to the park must evoke many memories for many, and we hope these pictures from the 80s and 90s help spark those recollections. READ MORE: Take a trip back to Miller Arcade in the past. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A bird’s eye view of Preston in 2013. MORE MEMORIES: Aerial photos of Preston in the 90s and 00s

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