Preston, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Preston and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

St Walburg''S

My great-grandfather Hugh Bell (born 1854) was the 13th child to be baptised at the then new church. He was later married there in 1874 to an Alice Gradwell from Preston. One of many ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Brian Freeman

Preston Market

It was a great market gaff to stand on, what a buzz. I had the time of my life there. The majority of the stallholders were legend and the locals were spot on. Times were good then ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Ged Dolanbrown

Avenham Colonnade, Preston (1946 1964)

As a child (b1940) I lived at 3 Avenham Colonnade from 1946 until I married in 1964. The late Georgian terrace (built abt 1836) comprises 6 houses built on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Mike Lambert