PRESTON REMEMBERS 1914-1918

Tours & Trails

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Since November 2015 Preston Remembers has been running a series of tours around Preston, uncovering the stories of individuals whose lives were affected by the First World War. You too can join us on one of our tours by booking onto a guided tour below or downloading a self-guided tour to discover Preston’s hidden stories.

  • John Gregson

    Take this tour to discover more about John Gregson, a Preston man who was a soldier before the war and was one of the first called up at the outbreak of war. Learn more about his life living and working in the Fishwick area of Preston.

    Book here or
    Download self-guided tour

  • Beatrice Blackhurst

    Take this tour to discover more about Beatrice Blackhurst, a local lady who worked to secure the rights and welfare of woman and children. Join this tour to discover how she became a founder member of the WW1 Preston Free Buffet at Preston Train Station.

    Book here or
    Download self-guided tour

  • Joseph Garstang

    Take this tour to discover more about Joseph Garstang, a local man who worked as a fitness instructor and market gardener. He became an absolutist conscientious objector who suffered imprisonment and force feeding, this city centre tour takes you through his harrowing story.

    Book here or
    Download self-guided tour