Preston, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Marriage Of John Naughton & Ann Conroy

John Naughton (b.1842; Kings County, Ireland) & Ann Conroy (b.1851; Queens County, Ireland) were married in St Walburge's RC church, 3 April 1880. John was known as a "peaceable" & quiet man who played the flute. They had 3 daughters, Mary Ann, Julia (known as Jessie) & Catherine, but sadly John died ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Tracey Acton

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 and so were markets, unfortunately times and business change, not all for the best, and markets have suffered. Preston Market is the best market ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Ged Dolanbrown

The Old Tram Bridge In Wartime

During WW2 as a young lad I lived in Ribblesdale Place and Avenham Colonnade and remember that the timber bridge decking was almost completely removed apart from a narrow walkway to hinder invading troop vehicles, After the war we used to visit a little timber shack next to the playing fields at the southern end of ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Mike Lambert