Preston is a new city that was a historic town. This collection of images takes us from the dawn of photography to the present day. The images reflect changes and progress as industrial Preston moved into a new era. We must be grateful to the photographers of old who captured many poignant moments in the life of Proud Preston. Join Keith Johnson on this fascinating journey back through time exploring the city and its environs.Many of the changes have taken place in our lifetime and depict a colourful past. Take a peep at progressive Preston and compare the scene of now and then. Wallow in nostalgia if you like. Many colourful images from the past are included - perhaps to prove that life wasn't just black and white in days of old. There is much here to surprise and delight anyone who knows and loves this vibrant and unique area.
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.