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About Preston Remembers Trails

Uncover some remarkable WWI stories with Preston Remembers self-guided trails

Marking the centenary of the First World War, Preston Remembers is a project joining together WWI themed activities, events and exhibitions in Preston.

The Preston Remembers trails focus on the achievements and lives of individual Prestonians during the war. Providing you with descriptive and easy to follow downloadable guides, the trails uncover stories to make any local proud.

Free and packed full of history, the trails are a great way to get out and about, either alone or with the whole family.

Ranging from 0.1-1.1 miles, the trails take between 10 - 30 minutes to complete and are made up of the following:

  • Joseph Garstang Trail. This is the shortest trail, taking roughly 10 minutes to complete and telling the story of conscientious objector, Joseph Garstang.
  • Beatrice Blackhurst Trail. Taking roughly 15 minutes to complete, this trail is a must for anyone interested in women's rights.
  • John Gregson Trail. Walking you through the key sights in his life, the 30 minute trail tells the story of WWI soldier, John Gregson.

If you're hungry for more, why not combine all three trails together and enjoy a day absorbed in Preston's past.