Made in Preston, the website about Preston, Lancashire

Made in Preston and the surrounding area

www.madeinpreston.co.uk - website established 2002

Read about Preston and its surrounding area on this website. Things to do, things to see and things to note:

 

Great things have been made in the area and some still are: most of the RAF's current fighter aircraft, such as Eurofighter Typhoon and Panavia Tornado. Also at Leyland Trucks they still produce thousands of trucks.

Made in Preston, aircraft, trucks, buses, train locos, trams

Previously buses like the Leyland Atlantean and its predecessors. Atkinsons Vehicles, the Deltic prototype locomotive, 1000s of trams and large electric motors, miles of cotton woven and rayon fabric.

Companies such as Horrocks, Dick Kerr(English Electric), Joseph Foster(Goss), Leyland Motors, Leyland Rubber(BTR), Leyland Paints were well known nationally in their time. Slingers and Starkies were well known locally.

In July 2016 Preston Cenotaph was upgraded to Grade 1 Listed. This is the highest level and is awarded by the Secretary of State for buildings of exceptional interest. Also on the photo is the Grade 1 Listed Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library.

The heart of Preston: The Cenotaphm, Flag Market, Town Hall, Harris Museum

Inventions started in Preston like the Arkwright water frame spinning machine that transformed cotton manufacturing and made a big contribution to the machine age.

In the 2012 Preston Guild, the Trade Procession showcased modern manufacturers. These included BAE Systems, Leyland Trucks, Plumbs furniture covers, Sika Liquid Plastics, Incoraz chemicals.

Links to More Pages:

Diary 2016 Outline of PrestonPreston GuildHarris Museum PNE

 

Leyland MotorsRibble Motor ServicesPreston Docks

 

English Electric TramsDeltic PrototypeEnglish Electric Aviation

 

Eurofighter Typhoon English Electric Canberra

 

Places under 1hr from PrestonOther PlacesLinks

 

Preston Magazine to 2015Lostock Hall Magazine to 2015

 

The newest pages:

Blackpool Air Show, Aug 2016

Updated list of history books. Aug 2016

Heritage Open Days Venues in Preston added July 2016

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, July 2016

Slaidburn with the Friends of Lancashire Archives July 2016

Leyland Society and Leyland Trucks 120th Event 3rd July 2016

Ribble Vehicle Preservation Group Morecambe Running Day 29th May 2016

British Commercial Vehicle Museum Spring Show, Leyland 8th May 2016

Lytham St Anne's Spitfire Visitor Centre

Cromford Mills, Derbyshire, Arkwight, 20th May 2016

Newark Aircraft Museum, Nottinghamshire, 19th May 2016

Update:

Horrocks Collection

Friends of the Lancashire Archives are seeking donations to make the important and extensive collection of Horrocks information more accessible to the public. Please read more make a donation on-line using the link below.

http://www.flarchives.co.uk/catalogue-horrockses.html

 

Theatrical Fringe: 'The Stars are made of Concrete' at The Continental. 8th, 9th June

 

Books about Preston in Lancashire

There are a few history type books listed on the history page 3.

Books about Preston Lancashire

'Moorbrook Inn, Preston'- Painting by Tony Fowler, on display, was for sale, at Lytham Heritage Centre to 15th May 2016:

'Moorbrook Inn'  by Tony Fowler

Our Two Blogs and Two Social Networks

Made In Preston - the blog writing about Preston twice a month or so.

The North Westerly writing about anything once a month or so.

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The Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Grade 1 listed

 

Preston's great museum and art gallery.

Discover Preston in the Harris Museum, as well as outstanding collections of art, textiles, scent bottles, coins and more.

Discover Preston, Harris Museum

more on our history page.

Places to visit or see in Preston.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery,

Museum of Lancashire,

Lancashire Infantry Museum,

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum,

Avenham and Miller Parks,

Victorian Covered Market,

Preston Bus Station,

Preston Dock,

Guild Wheel,

St Walburge's Church,

St John's Church,

Central Methodist Church
Lancashire Records Office.


Places Nearby:

British Commercial Vehicle Museum,

Brockholes Nature Reserve,

Samlesbury Hall,

Hoghton Tower

Alston Hall,

Martin Mere Nature Reserve,

Garstang,

Ribchester

Lytham,

Barton Grange Garden Centre.

Rufford Hall NT

Just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Preston are lovely views and in 1648 Cromwell fought the Duke of Hamilton a bit further along the river:

River Ribble at Preston

Diary of things and places we like in and around Preston 2016


Monthly PNE status since 2005, click here.

Deepdale, home of Preston North End.

Deepdale, home of Preston North End

 


A page of things that were big enough to be on the home page.

www.madeinpreston.co.uk - website since 2002.

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Disclaimer and Acknowledgements

We also have a Flickr account. We're not to be associated with anything else calling itself Made in Preston. This is 2002 vintage..

21-Aug-2016 Contact the site author