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.
The new US and multi-national programme, the F35, rear fuselage and tails are built at Samlesbury:
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.
Pages from other places:
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
The dreaming spires of Preston
Preston's great museum and art gallery.
Discover Preston in the Harris Museum, as well as great art:
more on our history page.
Victorian Covered Market,
Central Methodist Church
Lancashire Records Office.
Over the boundary:
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:
Just 10 miles north of Preston is good walking country.
Just 12 miles west of Preston is more beach than you can handle.
Deepdale, home of Preston North End.
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