33 retro pictures of Preston’s bustling Church Street in the 1930s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, from shops to old school cars
Take a trip back in time...
By Jack Marshall
Published 22nd Oct 2023, 06:00 GMT
And discover a side to Preston you never knew existed by flicking though our best archive pictures of the once-bustling Church Street. Sitting at the heart of the city, the thoroughfare has experienced something of a renaissance of late, so indulge in a spot of nostalgia and remember what it was like back in the day...
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5. 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s Church Street in Preston
A new lease of life was planned in 1984 for the run-down street which once formed the heart of the town's shopping centre. Housing, shops, restaurants and entertainment centres were involved in the plan to revitalise Church Street, Preston Photo: RETRO
6. 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s Church Street in Preston
The small building in the centre of this image from 1980 was home to a venue many will be familiar with - Scamps nightclub. Next door is a bingo hall, sitting alongside The Old Dog Inn on Church Street, Preston Photo: RETRO