NOSTALGIA: Washing day in Chorley and a fun coach trip out

Does anyone recognise any faces on these two pictures?


Looking back: A stroll around Preston market over the decades

In July 1939 it was announced Preston Corporation planned to borrow £7,375 in order to purchase land on Liverpool Street with a view to building a permanent Market Hall.

Leyland Motors 500 engine factory runners up in shop cricket competition in 1972

Nostalgia: Derek Rogerson’s memories of working at Leyland Motors through book: Trucks, Buses, Planes and Trains

Leyland Motors is a big part of the local community.

Blackpool link road, watched by civic officials in 1986. The road follows the old railway line to the site of Central Station and is named after Lancashire County Council surveyor Harry Yeadon (far left), it was opened on the 3rd January 1986. Louise Ellman in light coloured coat

Today's suffragettes: ‘I was very determined to make a difference’

Voting Louise Ellman into office was a ground-breaking moment for women in the North West - the first female leader of Lancashire County Council.

End of an era: fond farewell as Preston traders pack up their stalls at old market hall

Standing in a prominent position inside Preston’s soon-to-be defunct market hall is a memory tree.

This bottle is a good Victorian example and on sale for only 10

Hot water bottles are cosy...but can be valuable antiques too

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn casts his eye over something that will warm your toes this winter...

The Grey Horse and Seven Stars where Annie Stilton worked as a barmaid

Preston woman drowned after falling in river

Local historian Keith Johnson recalls a tragic drowning inquest from yesteryear...

Geoff Twentyman (No.5) and Terry Gray look on as Peter Houghton is sprawled out on the Deepdale turf

PNE retro game - Preston 1 Newport 1, January 1985

Preston North End had to settle for a point to see in the New Year when they played host to Newport County on January 1, 1985.
Preston North End
From left, Diana Heyes, Irena Vettese, Claire Cozler, Morgane Cozler, Emma Thornton, Kay Dickinson, Angela Palmer, Jane Upton, Kathryn MacDonald and Paul Kondras pose at the Vintage By The Sea Festival in Morecambe. Picture by Johnny Bean.

New art project delves into Morecambe’s past

A photographer is appealing for holiday stories for a new arts and heritage project in Morecambe.

Swillbrook where Miss Garlington was attacked

Man acquitted of raping and robbing girl, 14, in Preston

Local historian Keith Johnson takes a look at an alleged rape that left more questions than answers...

Made of leather, size 9, and on sale for 28

Torville and Dean helped create world of ice skating antiques

Our antiques expert takes a look at ice staking memorabilia...
Wellington Slater, a lifelong Longridge resident, celebrating his 100th birthday with family and friends

Longridge lad Wellington celebrates his century

A lot has changed in Longridge over the past 100 years ... but for Wellington Slater one thing hasn’t changed - it has always been home.

Noah's Ark pictured here in the 80s was launched in 1922

IN PICTURES: Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the 80s and 90s

Most adults who grew up in the North West will have fond memories of childhood visits to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Tulketh Mill

Last days of famous Preston mill

It is 50 years since cotton production ceased at one of the Preston’s largest mills. Jenny Smith reports

RSM Edward Nicholson, of the South Lancashire Regiment

From Lancashire mill worker to war hero

Edward Nicholson was one of the few soldiers to be awarded both the Military Cross and Distinguished Conduct Medal. Barbara Dyer tells her great uncle’s story

Rev Ron reverent reflections January 22 Avenham Park, Preston Railway Station, cotton mill postcard, Humber Hawk car advert, cleveley's cub scouts, telephone box and big ben''Nicola Jaques

REV RON GREENALL: A step back in time at Preston Railway Station

A lot of comments have been made and written recently about the new Butler Street entrance to Preston Railway Station.

Coroner Miles Myers

Lightning strike kills boy, 15, near Preston

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at the tragic case of a boy killed when lightning struck a chimney...
Breweriana has become highly collectable

Pub-related collectables are becoming more popular in Lancashire

Our antiques expert, Allan Blackburn, takes a look at pub-related antiques.

Wally and Howard Talbot: a lifetime capturing Lancashire through a lens

One of the finest collections of photographs of Lancashire in the last century is being preserved for future generations.


Chorley’s Wilcock and Sons clocks up 140 years in the business

One of Chorley’s oldest shops – Wilcock and Sons –  is 140 years old this year.

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