I barely recognise my own hometown... 37 mind-blowing retro pictures of old school Preston in 1957

It can be mind-blowing to see what an effect almost seven decades’ worth of development, change, and evolution can do to a city.

With that in mind, take a look at some of our best archive pictures of retro Preston way back in the year of 1957. Hopefully these will give you a feel for how the city has changed and morphed into the more modern incarnation which we see today...

As one reader said: “I barely recognise my own hometown, it’s incredible to see how much things have changed...”

Still after a bit more nostalgia? Check out some of our other most recent picture galleries...

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