It’s safe to say that the face of Preston has changed somewhat over the decades...
And so what better way to take a trip down memory lane than to flick through a few historic pictures of Preston back in the 60s to see what the face of the city looked like some 60 years ago...
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1. 1960s Preston
Preston Raiway Station. December 10, 1960 No. 45643 at platform 4. Of interest is a view of the old parcel bridge that connected platforms 1-5 to the station approach. This bridge facilitated the delivery of parcels and luggage directly to the platforms without the need to take the rather circuitous route of using the subways ramps and stairs. Hydraulic lifts serviced each of the three main platform islands. The layout can be seen on the map below (see related images) The bridge was out of use by the late 1950's and was removed in the early 1960's Courtesy and copyright of Tony Gillett © Photo: PDA
2. 1960s Preston
Elevated View of Preston Docks. June 13, 1960 Photographed from the top of Pyke's grain elevator. Photo: n/a
3. 1960s Preston
Preston Railway Station 11th June 1960 4-6-0 Patriot No.45539 E C Trench at Platform 5 Photo: PDA
4. 1960s Preston
The White Lion Inn, Shepherd Street, Preston c.1960 Arkwright House on Stoneygate is seen on the left, prior to restoration. Photo: PDA