A reason to love Preston - a glorious image of the sun setting on Preston with St Walburg's and St Mark's church silhouetted
A reason to love Preston - a glorious image of the sun setting on Preston with St Walburg's and St Mark's church silhouetted

Proud Preston city status 2002: 35 scenes from 20 years ago when our town was awarded city status

In 2002 Preston was granted city status as part of the Queen’s 50th Jubilee celebrations.

By Naomi Moon
Thursday, 9th June 2022, 11:45 am

As Her Majesty now celebrates 70 years on the throne, we have looked back into the archives to find pictures of Preston 20 years ago when it was celebrating being crowned a city, becoming England's 50th city in the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. There are lots of reasons to love Preston and these pictures show just why it was chosen for that all important city crown. Has much changed over the past 20 years? READ MORE: Queen visits to Preston through the years. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Boat trip on the Manxman. MORE MEMORIES: School days of the past at Fulwood High

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