Made in Preston, the website about Preston, Lancashire

Made in Preston and the surrounding area - 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. Also at Leyland Trucks they still produce thousands of trucks.

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

More pages:

Diary 2020Preston GuildHarris Museum PNE Links


The Harris, 125 years old, and Renewal plan

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library is a Grade 1 listed building containing magnificent collections. In its 125th year it needs critical repairs and revitalisation. A case is being made and funding sought but it needs as many people as possible to show that they care. A fundraising page has been set up.


Please visit the link below to find out more, every bit counts.


Visit our reports on our Harris webpage

The Harris, Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Preston.  November 2018


Link to Made In Preston, the blog link to The Northwesterly, blog about things mainly in the north west of England


Made in Preston - The Blog - occasional ramblings about Preston

The North Westerly Blog - infrequent ramblings about things in the North West and places.



Covid-19 Preston


Cases in Preston October 2020


Lancashire moves to Tier 3 at 00.01am Saturday 17th October 2020.


Week 9th Oct to 15th Oct 372 in Preston, cases per 100k of population which is 532 cases this week, +56 on the week before. 3666 cases in total.

In South Ribble 310/100k, 343 this week, +78 since last week, 1628 in total.


Covid-19 Cases Map 14th October 2020

Preston lagged East Lancashire and Manchester in the second wave, Autumn 2020, but now has a significant level of cases. Currently classed as High Risk, Tier 2 at risk of Tier 3.

Covid-19 cases in North West England 14th October 2020

Tier 3, Very High Alert restrictions for Preston

Ref Preston Council Website

This means that in addition to the national restrictions, the following rules apply in Preston:

BBC News report from Preston 14th October 2020:

Preston's Main Scenes


Fishergate August 2018

Fishergate looking well with its trees and the restricted vehicle access. Preston's main shopping street with the Fishergate Centre and station at one end and the ornate Miller Arcade and the excellent Harris at the other. The charms of Georgian Winckley Street and Square to the south and St George's Centre to the north.

Fishergate, Preston's main shopping street


Friargate May 2019

Friargate Preston


The new Engineering Block at UCLan, Preston, May 2019

UCLan Preston Engineering Block


Avenham Park riverside walk September 2018

Avenham Park, Preston




The newest pages: The blogs are updated every few weeks.




Places to visit or see in Preston.

Harris Museum & Art Gallery,

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

Astley Hall

Martin Mere Nature Reserve,




Barton Grange Garden Centre

Rufford Hall NT



Monthly PNE status since 2005, click here. - website since 2002.


Disclaimer and Acknowledgements

We also have Facebook, Twitter and Flickr accounts. . We're not to be associated with anything else calling itself Made in Preston. This is 2002 vintage.



If only there was time to do all planned for this website. But we plod on multi-tasking with other websites and social media by the same author. Hope you like it.

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