Preston, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Happy Memories Of The Harris Orphanage

I have happy memories of the Harris orphanage. My two brothers and I spent 18 months there. We livd in no 7 and our foster parents were Mr and Mrs Perkins, who was a first rate cook. The govenor was a retired police Superintendany by the name of Mr Howarth, ably assisted by his wife whom we called ...Read full memory