This picture just about shows the garage on Ribbleton Lane and was taken from the corner of Longworth Street, Preston. Judging by the cars it was taken in the early 80This picture just about shows the garage on Ribbleton Lane and was taken from the corner of Longworth Street, Preston. Judging by the cars it was taken in the early 80
This picture just about shows the garage on Ribbleton Lane and was taken from the corner of Longworth Street, Preston. Judging by the cars it was taken in the early 80

15 classic retro pictures of Preston's Ribbleton Lane down the years, from roadworks and homes to businesses and pubs

Potentially one of the oldest areas of the city, Preston’s Ribbleton Lane has seen some sights over the decades.

A torn deed that dates to around 1290 is the first reference found to Preston’s land south of Ribbleton Lane, meaning that that part of the city has a history stretching back almost 900 years. Once famed for its corner shops, it later became a mecca for DIY enthusiasts, while these days its currently home to plenty of large warehouses. Have a look at how it’s all changed over the years...

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