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Car and van leasing in Preston Lancashire

Cameron Clarke Leasing are based in Preston, Lancashire and provide both Business and Private Individuals Car and Van Leasing services and related products.  For business we offer Contract Hire, Finance lease, Contract purchase, Lease Purchase, Hire Purchase.
For Private individuals we can offer Personal Contract Hire and Lease and Hire Purchase facilities.
We source and supply all our cars and vans and can deliver in Preston, Lancashire and throughout the UK free of charge. Having established our business in Preston in 1994 we thought it might be interesting to tell you a few things about Preston that you may not already know:

Preston facts:
Preston became a city in 2002 becoming England's 50th city in the 50th year of the Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
Preston got its name from the Old English meaning "priest's settlement" or "priest's town" and in the Domesday Book of 1086  is recorded as "Prestune".
The origin of Priest's Town refers to a priory set up by St Wilfrid near the river Ribble's lowest ford.
 There is evidence of Roman road's passing close to the centre of Preston up to Walton-le-Dale and a Roman camp or station may have been here.
The right to hold a Guild Merchant was conferred by King Henry II upon the burgesses of Preston in a charter of 1179; the Preston Guild is held every 20 years and 2012 was the latest guild year. It is the only guild still celebrated in the UK!
The location of Preston between Glasgow and London led to many important battles being fought here including the Battles of Preston in 1648 and 1715.
The 19th century saw Preston transformed from a small market town to a much larger industrial one.
The Industrial revolution meant engineering, cotton and textiles were prevalant in the town and the population boomed, Preston endured only a handful of Luftwaffe air raids during World War II and whilst there were no direct fatalities there was an aircrash in Freckleton in 1944 which claimed the lives of 61 people.

St Walburge's Church designed by Joseph Hansom has the tallest spire (308ft)  in England of any Church that is not a Cathedral.
Other prominent building's in Preston include The Miller Arcade, the Town Hall, the Harris Museum, the former Corn Exchange and many of the Georgian buildings on Winckley square. Even the prison is of Victorian architecture.
The St Georges shopping centre opened in 1966 with Fishergate shopping centre built in 1986.

Preston North End were one of the founder members of the Football League and the first English champions winning the title in the first 2 seasons but have not won it since unfortunately.

The lamb on the City's shield is a biblical image of Jesus Christ and the same image that represents 7th century bishop St Wilfrid, the city's patron saint.
The "PP" on the shield stands for "Princeps Pacis" (Prince of Peace) another title for Christ as protector of the city though many local people will say the "PP" stands for "Proud Preston." In fact there were originally 3 P's on the coat of arms with one being lost over time.

UCLAN, Preston's University is currently the sixth largest in the country with over 33,000 students.

Transport:
The Preston By-pass opened on 5th December 1958 and became the UK's first stretch of motorway. This now forms part of the M6 with a short section becoming part of the M55.  The reason the M55 has no juntion 2 is because in the 1980's the western stretch around Preston was never finished.
Preston railway station opened in 1838 and is the main line between Glasgow and London and other interconnecting Pennine routes.
The Guild wheel is a public footpath and cycle route, created in 2012 which stretches 21 miles in length and encircles Preston connecting the city to the countryside.

Notable Preston people:
Sir Tom Finney - footballer for Preston North End and England
Andrew Flintoff - England and Lancashire cricketer
Benjamin Franklin - one of the Founding Fathers of the United States lived briefly on Friargate before returning to America. There is a plaque on the wall of the building in commemoration
Lubiana Himid - Turner prize winning artist
Joseph Delaney - science fiction writer
Stu Bennett - WWE wristler
Richard Arkwright - developed his water frame in the Arkwright House
Holly Bradshaw - track and field athlete
Josh Charnley - Warringtom Wolves and England Rugby league
Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio One DJ
Phil Jones - Manchester United
Ian Kirkham - saxophonist for Simply Red
Francis Thompson - Victorian poet born in Winckley square
Ranvir Singh - TV presenter
Mark Lawrenson - Liverpool FC and TV pundit
Sarah Ann Kennedy - voice of Miss Rabbit in Peppa Pig
Nick Park - animator and creator of Wallace and Gromit

Cameron Clarke Leasing are proud to have been be part of the Preston business community since 1994 and are car and van leasing experts - so for help and advise call us now on 01772 728000. We look forward to speaking with you.





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Posted on 26th October 2019 at 2:18 PM

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