‘Learning from Preston’ by The Decorators


As part of The Expanded City project, The Decorators undertook a mapping project along Garstang Road, one of Preston’s main an arterial routes, connecting its centre and peripheries. Over a number of months, they bused, walked, photographed and, in parts, audio recorded to reveal some of the social, cultural and spatial delights that are to be found along this key road through Preston.

Garstang Road Stories is a series of four conversations with business owners at four key points along a 2.7 mile stretch of Garstang Road. The participating voices help give a more intimate insight into this busy road and include:

Sheldon Ward from We Love Hair, 26 Garstang Road

Nicola Dickinson from Flame Urban Spa, 109 Garstang Road

Thomas Finch from Springfield Manor Gardens, 228 Garstang Road

Etty Crescenti from Slice of Sicily, 333 Garstang Road

These conversations are an accompaniment to a research document called Learning from Preston

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