Proud Preston's lamb: The sign is everywhere if you look hard enough

You know about the symbol of our proud city, but have you noticed just how many there are?

By Iain Lynn
Thursday, 21st February 2019, 11:03 am
Updated Thursday, 21st February 2019, 12:27 pm
Proud Preston lamb
Proud Preston lamb

The lamb on the city shield is a biblical image of Jesus Christ, and the same image that represented 7th century bishop St Wilfrid, the city's patron saint. The "PP" on the city shield stands for "Princeps Pacis" (Prince of Peace), another title for Christ invoking Him as protector of the city, though it is also often taken to stand for the city's nickname "Proud Preston".

Lamp posts on the Flag Market
Preston Guild Hall

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Ironwork above Anchor Court, off Friargate
A sign on the Boxing Club on Deepdale Road
A badge on the mayoral car
The (now closed) Tithebarn Pub on Tithebarn Steet and Lord Street
The gates to Haslam Park
A blue plaque on Winckley Square
Preston's war memorial in the Flag Market
The Academy pub on Fishergate
In the Preston Minster on Church Street
The Flag Market, overlooked by the Harris Museum
On one of the building facing Winckley Square
The Belvedere in Avenham Park
Preston Town Hall, on Lancaster Road
Street art on Friargate
Preston City Council's logo on one of their vans
The gates to Friargate
Builders Supplies (West Coast) Ltd on Riversway
It also appears on grid-cover ironwork all across the city
Preston and Fulwood Amateur Boxing Club
Bejamin Franklyn's plaque on Friargate
Preston's Bus Depot
And of course on Preston busses
A window on the old Preston Savings Bank on Church Street
Preston Town Hall's foundation stone
A plaque on the side of Premier House
Preston Town Hall
An information board on Winckley Square
On many of our benches throughout the city...
... and our bins
Preston's Cattle Market pub on Brook Street
Above business premises on the corner of North Road and Penny Street
Above Preston's Advice Services