Near this site was the The Old Cockpit. Here Joseph Livesey, founder of the Temperance Movement drew up the first public pledge at a meeting on 1st September 1832

Stoneygate, Preston, United Kingdom

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Robert William Service 1874-1958 poet of the Yukon and socialist was born in a house near this site

Christian Road, Preston, United Kingdom

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Thomas Miller 1811-1865 cotton manufacturer built this house in 1845. He donated the land for Miller Park in 1864.

Winckley Square, Preston, United Kingdom

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Rev Joseph 'Daddy' Dunn 1746-1827 Due to his pioneering work, this former school was the first building in Preston to be lit by piped gas in 1816.

Fox Street, Preston, United Kingdom

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John Horrocks 1768-1804 Pioneer cotton manufacturer He built Preston’s first steam-powered cotton mill on this site in 1796.

Fylde Road, Preston, United Kingdom

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Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 American statesman, scientist and journalist lived briefly in a house on Friargate before leaving for America in 1775.

Orchard Street, Preston, United Kingdom

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Prince Charles Edward 1720-1788 Young Pretender stayed here on 14th November 1745 during the Jacobite rebellion

Boltons Court, Preston, United Kingdom

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