coat of arms, which can be seen on many buildings in Preston.
City of Preston at "PRESTONIAN.CO.UK" by R.
|The Red Rose of Lancashire.
It's the City of Preston! 14th March 2002 - The town
today became England's 50th city to mark the Queen's Golden
Proud past, ambitious future
This site last updated on Jan 2004
Photo below From Mike McCullough, shot from the top
of St. George's Car park. firstname.lastname@example.org
New summer 2002: A 1920's brochure from the
company "G.Reed & Sons steeplejack
and brickstters" kindly sent in by one of their daughters.
Interesting document for the old photos of some of Preston's landmarks
and facts about their structures.
; Using all the existing information that you can
supply, they will endeavour to trace your family history as
far back as you want to go - or records allow. We will do this
using parish registers of baptism, marriage and burial, censuses,
Old maps and photos
from Ian Cowburnbeing
a rail fan, http://www.geocities.com/fraterl/prestonmaps/
The whole area around the Station got to me, so anyway,
I've uploaded a series of maps of Preston from 1715 to the 1960s,
and I'll be uploading photos and other things I have from my
library here in France where I live now.
A site about the history of Preston's Cinemas. In the 1940's
Preston boasted of 18 Cinemas in the town. Today Preston still
has 18 Cinema screens but only two MULTIPLEX CINEMA.
Link to old
of Preston. at Frith prints and photographs.
: A collection of Preston links in a directory
of geographically organised links.
It's for the Stanley
that the players fight, season after season. And it's
of the Stanley Cup that all hockey players dream, from childhood
onwards. The Cup, symbol of excellence in the world of hockey,
owes its name to Lord Stanley of Preston
"Hi, come on in and sit thy down, mined you brush your feet though!"
Welcome to Preston, the best town in Lancashire and my home town. Although
I was born in London and my father is American my mother and her family
are from Preston and I have lived here since being a young kid. This site
reflects my interest in the place and its' history. Preston is situated
on a hill above the river Ribble and on the main (and ancient) routes
both north and south, and east and west. There has been a settlement here
in this area for well over a 1,000 years. This was the first point on
the river Ribble where it was safe to cross by ford and today it is still
the first place to cross by bridge.
Below a list of CONTENTS with links to the various
articles on this site. It is hoped to maintain this page with the information
for events, links and facts about the town of Preston.
"PP" in the coat of arms is said by locals to stand for
Proud Preston or Preston - Priest's town, this may be because of
the historic association of the church and town and certainly in
the coat of arms or seal it was originally a standing lamb with
banner flag - the emblem of St. Wilfrid. When the parish church
changed its name to St. John in Tudor times, the pragmatic townsmen
sat the lamb down and it became the emblem of St. John the Baptist.
It was the wrong
St. John, but they probably thought it would be standing up again
soon! With regard to the 'PP' in the coat of arms it is also said
it may stand for Princeps Pacis, Prince of Peace or Preston-Preston.
In 1376 there were no Ps in the town seal; in 1402 there were three
Ps arranged decoratively on either side and below the standing lamb.
In later times one of the Ps was lost and the other two ended up
below the seated lamb.
A road sign on London Rd. looking up the hill towards Preston, at
the bottom of the hill is the bridge over a river Ribble south to
Preston is also noted for the "Preston Guild Merchant",
held once every twenty years since 1179. When the whole town is
on holiday for a week and there are great religious and trade processions.
Entertainment's, feasts, balls, sporting events, circuses, pageants,
concerts, theatrical and firework displays attracting literally
hundreds of thousands of people to the festivities. There is a saying
in the North of England "Once every Preston Guild' - which
has come to be used in the context of a sceptical comment on a rare
distant or doubtful happening!
history on the Guilds.http://mysite.freeserve.com/preston_guild
Next Guild is 2012
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If you do E-mail me with any questions or information I will do
my best to respond, but please keep
in mind I only maintain this site in my spare time.
Wanted: I am always interested in any old picture or
tales of Preston.
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