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Preston's history

Explore Preston's industrial, social, political, cultural and military past.

Discover Preston's fascinating deep rooted history and delve into the past around some of the city's well known landmarks such as its parks, The Harris and Preston Docks.

To find out about the long established history of Preston Market's visit Preston Markets - our story.

Early Preston

About Preston's long established past.

Harris Museum history

Follow the museum's journey from its beginning in 1877.

Preston Dock and waterways history

Explore economic progression including the River Ribble and Preston Docks.

Sports history

Dive into Preston's strong sporting history with regards to football.