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 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.
Good luck to Bistrot Pierre who have renovated the decaying Grade II listed Baptist Church on the main street close to the station in Preston. Opening date was 6th August 2018. (This isn't a paid for advert).
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.
Avenham Park riverside walk September 2018
The newest pages: The blogs are updated every few weeks.
Places to visit or see in Preston.
Victorian Covered Market,
Central Methodist Church
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:
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.