In 1709, Preston was described as ‘a very pretty town with abundance of gentry in it; commonly called Proud Preston’.  The gentry may have disappeared and the town (a city since 2002) changed out of all recognition but the appellation has remained. Local pride might be seen now in what has been dubbed the ‘Preston […]

Preston’s Council Housing, Part I to 1939: ‘Compactness, Convenience and Taste’ — Municipal Dreams