Made in Preston and the surrounding area.
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's(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.
Recent New Pages:
Blackpool Air Show 2015
Discover Preston in the Harris Museum, as well as great art:
Battle of Preston 1715 - 300 years commemoration
Plus other related events in the Harris Museum in November 2015 the actual anniversary.
Photos of the stall by Preston Museums and Lancashire Archives and the Battle of Preston re-enactment team dressed as government troops and Jacobites, 18th July 2015:
more on our history page.
Places to visit or see in and around Preston.
Victorian Covered Market,
Central Methodist Church
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:
Deepdale, home of Preston North End. Nice ground next to a park, and close to Deepdale retail centre.