The Lancashire city of Preston, whose name comes from the Old English for 'priest settlement', boasts evidence of even earlier Roman activity, such as the Roman road that led to Walton-le-Dale. Once a booming cotton manufacturing centre, the decline of this industry after the First World War saw a slump in the city's fortunes and during the twentieth century Preston witnessed countless changes, from the fire that destroyed the Victorian town hall in 1947 to the building of modern Guild Hall in 1972. Local author, Keith Johnson, takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the city's history, exploring its nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, the 'A-Z of Preston' will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
Product code: BKKYB
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Dimensions: 33.3cm x 90.0cm
Publish date: 15/10/2017
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