The odd jumble of striking buildings once made Church Street a mecca for shoppers in Preston town centre in 1985The odd jumble of striking buildings once made Church Street a mecca for shoppers in Preston town centre in 1985
The odd jumble of striking buildings once made Church Street a mecca for shoppers in Preston town centre in 1985

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...

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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