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Although Lancashire is generally thought of as an intensely industrialised part of England, across much of the county many small rural communities persisted throughout the entire industrial era. Th...
Preston Historical Pageant
In the north of England in September 1922, all roads led to Preston as it welcomed visitors in their hundreds of thousands to its historic 'Gild [Guild] Festival', held over the second week of the ...
Preston Parish Church: A Pageant
In 1955, the vicar of St John's parish church in Preston stated that: When William the Conqueror's Commissioners came to survey the region of Amounderness there can be no reasonable doubt that they...
Preston Children's Pageant
Pageantry comes to Preston every twenty years when its ceremonial guild festival is held and street processions, special receptions and all kinds of ceremony attract locals and visitors alike. T...