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These pictures show Preston like you've never seen it before

A lost archive folder has come to light, and it contains some fascinating photos of Preston from a forgotten age.

Have a look at these, and see if you can recognise areas of our city:

Italian immigrant John Gibirdi, bearded on steps, at his plaster works in North Road, Preston

9. 1890

Italian immigrant John Gibirdi, bearded on steps, at his plaster works in North Road, Preston
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The Harris can be seen on the far right, Fishergate goes from left to right along the middle of the picture, and most notable is the shopping rotunda where the St George's Centre will eventually be built

10. Preston Aerial

The Harris can be seen on the far right, Fishergate goes from left to right along the middle of the picture, and most notable is the shopping rotunda where the St George's Centre will eventually be built
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Traffic signals at the junction of Fishergate Hill, Strand Road and Broadgate

11. Fishergate Hill

Traffic signals at the junction of Fishergate Hill, Strand Road and Broadgate
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There has been a prison on the current site of HMP Preston since 1790, however it was completely rebuilt as a Victorian radial design prison between 1840 and 1895

12. Preston Prison 1937

There has been a prison on the current site of HMP Preston since 1790, however it was completely rebuilt as a Victorian radial design prison between 1840 and 1895
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