For returning visitors, the latest articles that have been added to this site are
listed below - beginning with those most recently posted.
This web site will be up-dated irregularly. Please check the dates below.
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1 September 2019 New discoveries re: the place-name Preston and their implications
about the age of the village are published. Link: Place-name Preston
10 August 2019 The first new page of of the reskin of my paternal ancestors section
is uploaded. It features the Wrays in the 18thC and hurdkemaking.Link: Wrays 18thc
29 July 2019 Today sees the upload of the first reskin of the Preston History website.
As well as an improved layout and some new features, the reskin will make it easier
to deal with the evolution of the internet in the future - which was an issue because
of using a program which became obsolete and unsupported. This article features an
account of an odd and revealing incident from around 1865. Link: The 1865c incident
10 April 2019
A listing of homes at Preston which were licensed for Nonconformist gatherings in
the 17thC and 18thC is provided, together with notes about Anabaptist and Quaker
activity in the village. Link: Preston Nonconformists
The latest news about a potential award for the Red Lion is related: Link: Red Lion
It is possible to access and search the Preston School log book (1870 - 1901) and
other local school’s log books (ie Ley Green ) by using the Find My Past site. It
can be accessed for free for fourteen days. Link: FMP
1 November 2018 A list of Preston adult residents between 1928 and 1930 is provided.
Link: Residents 1928-30
1 October 2018 Rodney and Judith Wray of Hitchin Arcade are featured together with
a note re: Val Rivenall of Chequers Lane, Preston. Link: Wray Shoe Repairers Hitchin
1 September 2018 Thirty-seven new news stories featuring Preston and its folk. Link:
News September 2018
1 May 2018 More new news stories featuring Preston and its folk. Link: News May 2018