Preston, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Waiting Room

In Spring 1948 I caught my finger in a folding chair at school and by the evening an abscess had formed. It was so painful that because our doctor's surgery was already closed my father took me to the Infirmary, but we landed in the maternity department, where we were really out of place! The next day we went again, and as there ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Diana Dioszeghy

School Memories At Harris Orphanage

My oldest brother Jack, and my older sister Dorothy and myself all attended Harris Orphanage School in the 1940s. We lived in Greyfriars Crescent, Fulwood, and although our nearest school was at Cadley Causeway, because the war was on and because Cadley Causeway school was already full, we were sent to ...Read full memory

Preston,Fishergate. C.1965

I knew and worked with P.C. McGinty (P.C 100) in Preston Borough Police from 1965 to 1968, when I worked there as an Inspector, before moving again on promotion. By that time P.C. McGinty had, very sensibly, got himself a job in Headquarters (except during North End home matches (where he was a tower of strength in ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Robert Dale