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.
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.
Inventions from 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.
Leyland MotorsRibble Motor ServicesPreston Docks
English Electric TramsDeltic PrototypeEnglish Electric Aviation
Eurofighter Typhoon English Electric Canberra
Preston Magazine to 2015Lostock Hall Magazine to 2015
Books about Preston in Lancashire
'Moorbrook Inn, Preston'- Painting by Tony Fowler, on display, for sale, at Lytham Heritage Centre to 15th May 2016:
Made In Preston - the blog writing about Preston twice a month or so.
The North Westerly writing about anything once a month or so.
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery
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.
more on our history page.
Victorian Covered Market,
Central Methodist Church
Lancashire Records Office.
Barton Grange Garden Centre.
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:
Deepdale, home of Preston North End.
We also have a Flickr account but we're not to be associated with others calling themselves Made in Preston.