Intriguing pictures show life in Preston during the 1950s

These 25 photos turn back the clock to showcase life around Preston during the 1950s.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 5:00 pm
Preston in the 50s

Preston was a different place altogether 70 years ago. Have a look and see if there's anything you recognise:

Repairs to Fishergate Railway Bridge, Preston. October 11, 1958
Flag Market Car Park, Preston. July 10, 1957

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Market Street, Preston. October 24, 1958
Friargate Street Scene, Preston, July 1957
Offices of the Lancashire Evening Post, Fishergate. 1952 Preston Guild
Scenes from the 1952 Preston Guild
Temporary Car Park off Tenterfield Street, Preston. October 21, 1958
Preston North End Supporters, Lords Walk, Preston, Saturday March 27th 1954
Survey of Housing Conditions, Preston. April 1956
Cheapside, Preston July 8, 1957
Fishergate, Preston. June 30, 1954
Liverpool Street, Preston. October 21, 1958
London Road Alterations, Preston, 1951
Preston Railway Station July 21st 1957 - Passengers waiting on Platform 7 at the start of Preston Holiday Week
Church Street, Preston. July 8, 1957
Preston By-Pass 1957 - A posed photograph showing the machinery in use working on the Red Scar escarpment North of the Ribble.
Preston By-pass. (M6 Motorway) c.1958
Survey of Preston Housing Conditions 1956
Haslam Park Open Air Baths, Preston 1958
Liverpool Street, Preston. October 21, 1958
Scenes from the 1952 Preston Guild
Scenes from the 1952 Preston Guild - Horrockses Television Tableau
Royal Visit to Hutton Police H.Q. near Preston. 13, April 1955 - H.M. The Queen visiting the Lancashire Constabulary H.Q. at Hutton.
Tottenham Goalkeeper Ron Reynolds with dog spectator at Deepdale
Preston Market, June 1950 - This was the first time bananas were seen in Preston since the outbreak of WW2