The 30 Second De-Stress

Following Julie Lightfoot’s recent blogs to help you stay sane during lock-down, we have received the following from Dean Fraser who is the Preston based ‘Quantum Poet’ and coach.  It is a 30 Second De-Stress exercise for our readers to try.   Why not give it a go?   Dean says: ‘’I want to give you…

Preston’s Promise food initiative at UCLan

Podio Preston spoke to Kailash Parekh from the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Preston to find out about the Preston’s Promise community group’s initiative to provide hot meals and food for international UCLan students unable to return home due to the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown.   ‘’Around 1,000 of UCLan’s international students are currently receiving donated food…

Community Response to Covid-19 Lockdown: Community Connectors Group Makes Connections Between Neighbours

Dr Julie Ridley, member of the Community Connectors Group and UCLan researcher has written the following story for Podio Preston about the community response to Covid-19 in the Broadgate and Hartington / Christchurch Community. The Community Connectors Response to Covid-19 ‘’At the start of lockdown, individual residents in the south of the City organised support…

Preston’s Twinning Partnership Success

Alan Marley Vice Chairman of the Preston Twinning Partnership has sent Podio Preston the following information telling the story of Preston’s successful twinning partnership with four European cities.   ‘’At a time when the world is experiencing rapid change, where traditional relationships can become strained or broken and where crisis never seems to be far…

Egg Rolling With a Difference

For over 150 years Prestonians and people from the surrounding area have gone to Avenham Park on Easter Monday to take part in the traditional Egg Rolling. Due to the current Coronavirus social distancing advice, The Big Indoor Egg Roll is encouraging people to organise their own egg roll at home on Easter Monday. For…

An Old Fashioned Snowy, Chilly Easter Time

Header image: Mitchell and Kenyon collection, Preston Digital Archive. “Avenham Park, Preston. Easter Monday 1956”. November 18, 2010. Online image. Flickr. Available at: https://flic.kr/p/8Uwk3u   Podio Preston spoke to local historian and author Keith Johnson to find out how the people of Preston celebrated Easter in the past. Keith kindly sent us one of his…