The Lancashire city of Preston has a rich and enthralling history. This book recalls its people, places and past times. Once a booming cotton-manufacturing centre, Preston made great advances in industry and commerce as it transformed from a cotton town to a university city. It is apparent why the city rightly earned the title `Proud Preston', considering its achievements.
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 tales of its fascinating people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Preston will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
Keith is an engineering design/development engineer having worked in the Printing Press industry for over thirty-five years. His hobbies include running, walking, gym training, railways and local history. He has studied history for the last twenty-five years both locally and nationally and has had a number of successful books to his name. He has also contributed numerous articles on local history to the Lancashire Evening Post for the last fifteen years, and is a member of the Crime Writers Association and the Lancashire Authors Association. He currently lives in Preston.