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A Fascinating Look Inside the Development of the Harris Hotel

Harris Hotel

Preston’s iconic former Post Office in Birley Street is set to be transformed into a 60-bed luxury hotel, but before work begins we thought we would take a fascinating look inside the development of the Harris Hotel. In the early 19th century, Preston’s only Post Office operated from a small building at the southern end of […]

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Preston Town Hall History: From Gothic Riches to Fiery Ruin

Preston Town Hall History: From Gothic Riches to Fiery Ruin

Preston town hall is a piece of iconic architecture that holds a place dear in the hearts of many a Preston resident. Opened after the cotton famine, the project, along with the creation of public parks served as a beacon of promise and hope to the residents of the great town. Here we will take […]

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How the Plug Plot Riots Impacted Preston

The Preston Strike and Lune Street Riot fall under the era of the ‘Plug Plot Riots’ or 1842 General Strike. Promoted by depression between 1841-2, this time of resistance was heavily influenced by the Chartist movement. The Plug Plot Riots On the 4th May in 1842, Parliament were presented with a Chartist petition signed by […]

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