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The Story of a Village

Village Car park, King Georges Field, Garstang Road, Broughton, Lancashire, PR3 5JB

The Village is made up of several distinct areas each with their stories, the crossroad, the church hamlet, Durton & Fernyhalgh, this walk…

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Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1SG

Children can get closer to nature with bug hunting and wild art kits, and you can unwind in the Victorian-style garden and grounds. Experience the…

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A Rubbish History of Fishwick Bottoms

Fishwick Recreation Ground, London Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4AP

Take a trip back in time from the present to the ice age discovering the Vikings, watercress, Oliver Cromwell, a remnant orchard of Lancashire…

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A Village at War

370 Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JE

Broughton has played a role down the centuries in wartime. The walk will be in the footsteps of the soldiers, their families and the places. You…

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Avenham and Miller Parks - Heritage Walk

Avenham Walk, Avenham Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3TS

The tour lasts around 90 minutes and includes the creation of the parks and their major features. As well as the statue of Lord Derby, tarred and…

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Broughton in Amounderness Heritage Centre and Church Cottage Museum Open Days

Broughton C of E Primary School, Church Lane, off Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB

Church Cottage Museum is a 16th Century Gem. Church Cottage was restored in 1994 and tells the story of its life since original construction in…

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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Ashton on Ribble, Preston

St Michael's Church, Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1AJ

This Grade2 * listed building was designed by architects, Hubert J. Austin (1841-1915) and Harry Paley (1859-1946) of Lancaster. Built of red…

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Discover Dob Croft

Intact, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3YP

Intact is a community hub in the centre of the community. Recently we acquired a 5 acre nature reserve, due to the Great Crested Newt being…

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Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP

The Grade I listed Harris Library, Museum & Art Gallery sits at the heart of Preston and is well worth a visit in its own right. Behind its…

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Haslam Park and Local Nature Reserve

Bristow Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1JE

Haslam Park was created in 1910 on land given to the people of Preston by Mary Haslam the daughter of a local mill owner. It was created from a…

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Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory

Moor Park, off Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

The observatory replaced one at Deepdale - moving to Moor Park to escape the chimney smoke that clouded the view of the skies. It's named after…

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Kennington Primary ‘Bubble’ classroom

Kennington Primary School, Kennington Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8ER

The bubble was designed in the early 1970s by Lancashire County Council architects, who used early computer aided design (CAD) to produce the…

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Lancashire Conservation Studios

St Mary's Street , Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5LN

Join us on a tour of the Lancashire County Museum Service conservation studios where sculptures, paintings, archaeology, textiles, and taxidermy…

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Lancashire Infantry Museum

Fulwood Barracks, Watling Street Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8AA

Did you know Fulwood Barracks was constructed in response to the Plug Riots of 1842 and the growth of Chartism? Join museum staff for a guided…

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Moor Park - Heritage Walk

Observatory, Moor Park, off Blackpool Road / Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1NN

Horses to Hospitals - the walk will feature Guild celebrations, the old horseracing starting stone, and the grotto and decorative gardens, which…

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Plau Gin and Beer House

115 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2EE

The Plough Inn is a long lost pub, brought back to life, reopening some 105 years after it called Last Orders in 1913. After an extensive 3 year…

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Preston Bus Station tours and exhibition

Tithebarn Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1YT

The tours explore the history of an internationally significant piece of architecture that was built for everyday use.  Preston Bus Station was…

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Preston Cemetery

Preston Cemetery, New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4SY

You'll visit the newly listed Grade 2 Abstinence Memorial and graves of influential temperance campaigners, including Joseph Livesey, the founder…

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Preston Cleansing Department

Argyll Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 6JY

Originally on the outskirts of Preston, the Argyll Road site has been processing the city's rubbish since the early 19th century, first as the…

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Preston Markets - Heritage Walk

Market Office, Box Market, Fish Market Canopy, Birley Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PT

This specially created tour will reveal fascinating tales and facts about the markets and their structures, in particular the historic canopies ,…

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Preston Masonic Hall

Ashlar House, 2 Saul Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2QU

Visit the lodge rooms and museum, where you can see an exhibition of Masonic regalia. Tours are hourly, on the hour.

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Preston Playhouse

Market Street West, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HB

Join a guided tour of the theatre, including backstage and technical areas and see a stage set under construction. Learn about the history of the…

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Preston Railway Station

Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8AP

The large central platform was larger than any of the major London terminals at the time. By World War I there were 15 platforms, and in both wars…

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Preston Town Hall

Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RL

The Town Hall was built as municipal offices in the 1930s and only took on its existing role following the fire that destroyed the old Gothic town…

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Remembering Peterloo at Lancashire Archives

Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE

This year for Heritage Open Days we're commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre. Our archive collections include personal…

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St George’s Church

off Lune Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2NP

The church was enlarged in 1799, the stone exterior was added in 1843 and the following year, St George’s became a parish in its own right. In…

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St Peter’s Church - UCLan Arts Centre

St Peter's Church, St Peter's Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

St Peter's is a redundant Grade II* listed church, now used as an Arts Centre at the University of Central Lancashire and not normally open to the…

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St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs Church

English Martyrs, Garstang Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1NA

English Martyrs was designed and extended by the famous architect Edward Welby Pugin, son of Augustus Welby Pugin. The apse is decorated with…

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St Walburge’s Church

Weston Street, off Pedder Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2QE

The church was designed by Joseph Hansom – the man responsible for the Hansom cab. The hammerbeam roof spans a vast open space seating 1,000…

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St Wilfrid’s Church

Chapel Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8BU

Father ‘Daddy’ Dunn, who made Preston the first gas-lit town outside London, was the driving force behind the church's construction.…

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UCLan Special Collections

Askew House, Corporation St, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

The University of Central Lancashire's Special Collections comprise an important set of printed works and archival manuscripts. Major holdings…

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Winckley Square Guided Walks and Exhibition

Winckley Square, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3JJ

Discover more about Preston's local heritage. The Friends of Winckley Square are offering five different guided walks on the 14th and 15th…

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