In photos: Preston, Lancashire – the iconic bus station, closed shops and architecture

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

Here’s fifty photos taken during a recent visit to Preston in Lancashire.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

Not the most welcoming sign.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

The town seemed to have been hit particularly bad by Tory austerity.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

Lost window.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

The Beat Street Cafe in Manchester Road has been closed for years, with the building surviving an arson attack in 2017.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

The town has some splendid civic buildings.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

My band played a show at the Continental venue.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

Preston Martyrs Memorial commemorates the deaths of four cotton workers who were shot by the military during the 1842 ‘Plug Riots’.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

The magnificent Brutalist architecture of Preston Bus Station.

Built by Ove Arup and Partners in the Brutalist architectural style between 1968 and 1969, to a design by Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson of Building Design Partnership with E. H. Stazicker, the building has shaken off two demolition proposals and is now to be redeveloped in association with a new youth centre. []

Join in with the discussion on our forum: Preston Bus Station: Keep it or Destroy it?

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

Preston railway station.

In photos: Preston, Lancashire - bus station. closed shops and architecture,

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