On this day … 17 March 1883

A Mr G. Sutcliffe, honorary curator of the Corporation’s astronomical observatory in the Deepdale Enclosure (more commonly known as the Little Park), proudly reported that since it opened in October 1881 there had been 1,066 visitors. Unfortunately, according to Anthony Hewitson in his History of Preston, its neighbours did not share his delight, because: … … Continue reading On this day … 17 March 1883