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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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Isaac Simpson 1800-1859 and Stephen Simpson 1832-1891 advanced the science of gold thread manufacture on this site. Made here between 1839-1991.

Avenham Road, Preston, United Kingdom

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Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-1792) lived here in 1768 while he developed his cotton spinning machine

Syke Hill, Preston, United Kingdom

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"Glubb Pasha" 1897-1986 Sir John Bagot Glubb KCB CMG DSO OBE MC Commander of the Arab Legion, Soldier and diplomat was born in this house.

Watling Street Road, Preston, United Kingdom

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Edith Rigby (1872-1948) suffragette lived here.

28 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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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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Broughton Catholic Charitable Society Founded in this building (then the Golden Ball Hotel) for the relief of local poverty, on May 6th 1787

Woodplumpton Lane, Junction with A6, Broughton, United Kingdom

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Martha Thompson 1733-1820. Notable methodist who invited John Wesley to Preston in 1780. Early methodist meetings held in this building

Church Street, Old Dog Inn, Preston, United Kingdom