Preston, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Anchor Court

Between two of the shops on this photo runs a small lane called Anchor Court. It is still there, but all the houses which formerly lined it have been demolished or altered beyond all recognition. In the court there was a shop selling farmers' supplies, and my brother and I used to like going there, just for the fun of it and ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Diana Dioszeghy

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

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