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 and Panavia Tornado. Also at Leyland Trucks they still produce thousands of trucks.

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

More pages:

Diary 2018Preston GuildHarris Museum PNE Links

The Harris, 125 years old and Renewal November 2018

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 to meet the need which is:

'You’ve told us what you want – Preston’s hidden collections on show, new spaces to enjoy, more opportunities to be inspired, and for the Harris to be your place. And here for the others who need it too - forever.
Now, we have a one in 100 year opportunity to make the Harris uniquely special again – for everyone.
Every donation will help show how much support we have and so generate money from larger funders.'

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

Harris Museum Preston 125th year fundraising

Visit our Harris webpage

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



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


Avenham Park riverside walk September 2018

Avenham Park, Preston



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

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, updated November 2018

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




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


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:

Miller Park Preston February 2018


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.

04-Dec-2018 Contact the site author