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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

Avenham Colonnade, Preston (1946 1964)

As a child (b1940) I lived at 3 Avenham Colonnade from 1946 until I married in 1964. The late Georgian terrace (built abt 1836) comprises 6 houses built on the slope alongside Avenham Walks ("The Top Walks") . The terrace survives virtually unchanged today, save for the early demolition of the eponymous ...Read full memory

A memory of Preston by Mike Lambert

My Mother Veronica Kenny Vera Preston Lancashire

My mom had a best friend, her name was Marie, who married Bill and my mother was their maid of honour. My family in Scotland still have the picture of the wedding day with Bill in his army uniform. I was born in  Preston in 1944. Mom married and moved to Scotland,  friendships in ...Read full memory