Preston, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Harris Orphanage, Fulwood, Preston

In my father's diary for 1952 - I have all his diaries here in Frankfurt, Germany, where I have lived since 1973 - there is an entry : Stanley Watson, Governor of the Harris Orphanage, was sent for trial. Unfortunately he did not say why! Does anyone know this and can tell me? We lived in Oak Villa, ...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