Preston and Area

Preston became a city in the year 2000 - Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee year. The city is blessed with an extraordinary number of magnificent buildings, mainly built during the prosperous Victorian era.

The above building was once the workhouse in Watling Street Road (a former Roman road) now used as offices.


One of the main routes into the city is from Junction 31 of the M6 (the first UK motorway to be opened) over which the A59 crosses the River Ribble over Halfpenny Bridge - so named because this was the cost of the toll when the original bridge was built to replace the ferry that crossed the river nearby.

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Samlesbury Hall

Miller Arcade

St. Matthews Church

Christmas Lights

The Harris Library

Carey Baptist Church

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