Preston

Properties and events in Preston

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Ashton Freehold - the Route to a New Suburb

Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover a Victorian suburb created in Ashton-on-Ribble by a freehold land society, an early type of building society.

Ashton Freehold Connected - Sewers, Services and Supplies

Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2
In person
Pre-booking required

A tour of a Victorian suburb revealing the challenges of connecting water, gas and electricity supplies, sorting out sewers, setting up regular bus and tram services and staying safe on the streets.

Ashton Freehold Networks - Sisters, Servants and Soap

Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a stroll round the mid-Victorian suburb of Ashton Freehold and discover some of its early residents and the networks - family, business, religious and geographical - that connected them.

Broughton in Amounderness Heritage Centre and Church Cottage Museum

Church Cottage Museum at Broughton C of E Primary School, Church Lane off Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided Tours of Church Cottage (1590), restored Museum 1995, part of Broughton Heritage Centre and including Parish Church and National School. Includes 'Peasants Hovel', Sleeping Gallery, Inn, School Room, Parlour, Wash House, Cart Shed and Garden.

Dobcroft Nature Reserve

49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3YP
In person
Book on day

Explore the intricate routes, networks, and connections that make up our natural world during our Nature-Based Open Day. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a family seeking quality time in nature, this event has something special for everyone.

Haslam Park and Local Nature Reserve

Haslam Park, Bristow Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1JE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join an informative guided walk to hear about the north-south link of the Lancaster Canal to Preston since the late 18th century. Explore the Local Nature Reserve. Wander around the park. Visit website for Tree trail, virtual Fly Tour.

Preston Cleansing Department

Argyll Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 6JY
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Discover the fascinating history of dealing with Preston's rubbish on the site of an early 'manure depot'. Tour site of the former 'refuse destructor' built in the 1880s to collect, sort and burn waste.

Preston Markets Heritage Walk

Box Market, Earl Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PT
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the ever-evolving history of Preston's markets - including the Market Hall and Box Market under the Grade II listed canopies built in 1875 and 1925.

Preston Masonic Hall - 80 years on Saul Street

Ashlar House, 2 Saul Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2QU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Freemasons moved into Saul Street in September 1944. They brought furnishings that now dates back over 200 years. Tour the whole of the building guided by Masons in full dress regalia Visit the FREE local artists and photographers exhibition

Preston Playhouse

The Playhouse, Market Street West, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HB
In person
Pre-booking not required

A special tour will guide visitors through the front of house and backstage areas of the theatre, housed in a former Friends Meeting House

Preston Town Hall

Box Market, Earl Street, Preston, Lancashire, pr1 2rl
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the council Chamber, at the heart of the Town Hall and discover how local decisions are made. See the splendid Civic regalla and learn about its fascinating history. And complete your tour meeting the Mayor in the Mayor Parlour.

SHOP Preston x New Wave 2024

3 Syke Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3XA
In person
Pre-booking not required

SHOP Preston to host open day at No. 3 Syke Street. No. 3 is a community space and studio, we will be displaying a mixture of work including: archival material, building history, workshops and art events delivered from our New Wave 24 collaboration!

University of Central Lancashire Library and Special Collections

The Library, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and explore artefacts and records from UCLan's Special Collections. A selection of items will be available to browse and Fran the Archivist will be on hand to answer any questions. There will be time for an optional tour of the library as well.

University of Central Lancashire Tunnels to Rooftops Campus Tour

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join an historical tour of the University of Central Lancashire's Preston campus finishing with panoramic views from the rooftop terrace of the new Student Centre.