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Preston in the 1960s

Ten Years that Changed a City

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Author: Keith Johnson

Throughout the 1960s, there was a feeling of prosperity and progress in Preston. A Lancashire town throwing off the shackles of the cotton trade, it took other industrial and commercial challenges on board. Better roads and transport, improved housing and revolutionised shopping outlets all reflected the feeling of progress. The poverty of Preston seemed to be in decline, and the churches were helping to shape a brighter future with spiritual and practical help.

In many ways, Preston mirrored national trends and teenagers began to play their part with music and leisure pursuits for pleasure. Yes, there were still crimes, criminals, tragedy and trauma, yet among it all there was triumph, be it socially or in the sporting arenas – enough to ensure the pride was still in Preston.

A decade that appeared to begin in black and white was to end in glorious technicolour – or so it seems on reflection.

Book ISBN 9781445641812

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Mar 2015

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 90


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