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Historical Preston Station

Community Rail Lancashire, working in partnership with Billy Burton, an A Level student at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, the Lancashire Archive & Local History, Avanti West Coast and Peter Fitton, are producing a history poster for Preston station.

Preston Railway Station, illustration taken from ‘A History of Preston’ by Anthony Hewitson – photo courtesy Lancashire Archive & Local History

The text for the poster has been written by Billy and can be downloaded on this link: History of Preston Station.

Billy has also recorded an audio version of the text and this can be heard by clicking here: Audio version of Preston station history.m4a or by clicking on the audio bar below.


Preston Pals, Railway Station, Preston 1914 – photo courtesy Lancashire Archive & Local History



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Preston Station entrance – photo courtesy Simon Clarke

Below are a series of photographs taken by Peter Fitton, a local photographer, and under copyright but used here with his permission, that will shortly be appearing on a history poster that will be displayed in the waiting room on Platforms 3/4 at Preston station.