Adam Nowland Adam Christopher Nowland (born 6 July 1981 in Preston) is an English footballer.
Adrian Alston Adrian Alston (born 6 February 1949 in Preston) is an English-born Australian former professional football (soccer) player.
Alan Kelly, Jr. Alan Kelly (born 11 August 1968) is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Preston North End, Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers, along with short loan spells at Stoc...
Albert Calvert Albert Calvert (1887 – 18 March 1919) was a British cyclist.
Albert Fish (politician) Albert Fish (1922 – April 5, 2006) was a Canadian realtor and member of the Canadian House of Commons.
Albert Freeman Albert Freeman (21 October 1899 – unknown) was an English professional association footballer who played as an inside forward.
Andy Murphy Andrew Colin Murphy (born 18 October 1966 in Preston, Lancashire) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a midfielder.
Angela Brazil Angela Brazil (30 November 1868 – 13 March 1947) was one of the first British writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories", written from the characters' point of view and intended primarily as...
Anthony Devis Anthony Devis (18 March 1729 – 26 April 1816) was an English landscape painter.
Anulka Dziubinska Anulka Maria Dziubinska (born 14 December 1950) is an English actress and model.
Arthur Catterall Arthur Catterall (25 May 1883 – 28 November 1943) was an English concert violinist, orchestral leader and conductor, one of the best-known English classical violinists of the first half of...
Arthur Devis (1712-1787) Arthur Devis (19 February 1712 – 25 July 1787) was an English portrait painter, particularly known for his conversation pieces and other such small portraits.
Arthur Devis (1712–1787) Arthur Devis (19 February 1712 – 25 July 1787) was an English portrait painter, particularly known for the type of portrait now called a conversation piece.
Ashley Eastham Ashley Thomas J. Eastham (born 22 March 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Rochdale.
Charles Williamson Crook Charles Williamson Crook (4 March 1862 – 29 March 1926) was an English teacher, trade union official and a Conservative and Unionist Party politician.
Chris Brand Christopher Richard Brand (born in Preston, England, 1 June 1943) is an English psychological and psychometric researcher who gained media attention for his statements on race and intelligence a...
Chris Canavan Chris Canavan (1928/1929 – 1 March 2013) was a British television and stage actor.
Chris McGrail Chris McGrail is an English footballer currently playing for Lostock St Gerards.
Christine Cook Christine Cook is a retired field hockey defender from England.
David Williams (space administrator) David Frederick Williams (born 21 September 1951), is the Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency He went to the Hutton Grammar School on Liverpool Road in Hutton, Preston, Lancashire.
Dawn Airey Dawn Elizabeth Airey, (born 15 November 1960, Preston in Lancashire) is a British commercial television executive.
Derek Fazackerley Derek William Fazackerley (born 5 November 1951 in Preston) is an English former footballer and current first team coach of Birmingham City.
Dick Forshaw Richard 'Dick' Forshaw (born 20 August 1895, died circa 1963) was a footballer who played, predominantly, for Liverpool and also Merseyside rivals Everton during the period between the First an...
Dick Wilson Dick Wilson, born Riccardo Di Guglielmo (30 July 1916 – 19 November 2007), was a British-born Canadian character actor who played the role of finicky grocery store manager Mr. (Georg...
Don Foster (politician) Donald Michael Ellison Foster (born 31 March 1947) is a British Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, representing Bath in southwest England.
Dream Frequency Dream Frequency are an English house and hardcore band, formed in Preston, Lancashire.
Eddie Calvert Albert Edward "Eddie" Calvert (15 March 1922 – 7 August 1978) was an English trumpeter, who enjoyed his greatest successes in the 1950s.
Eddy Brown Edwin "Eddy" Brown (28 February 1926 – 12 July 2012) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward.
Edith Rigby Edith Rigby (1872–1948) was an English suffragette, she founded a school in Preston called St. Peter's School, aimed at educating women and girls.
Edmund Baldwin Edmund Baldwin was a footballer who played as a centre forward in the Football League for Tranmere Rovers.
Edmund Hirst Sir Edmund Langley Hirst CBE FRS FRSE (21 July 1898 Preston, Lancashire to 29 October 1975 Edinburgh), was a British chemist.
Edmund Robert Harris Edmund Robert Harris (c. 1804 – 27 May 1877) was an English lawyer from Preston, Lancashire, UK who was the principal benefactor of the Harris Museum, Harris Institute or Art School, Harris Tech...
Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby PC (12 December 1752 – 21 October 1834), usually styled Lord Stanley before 1776, was a British peer and politician of the late 18th and early 19th...
Edwina Hayes Edwina Hayes (born 6 June 1973, in Dublin, Ireland) is an English singer-songwriter.
Emma Hindle Emma Hindle is a British international equestrian.
Ernie Bond James Ernest "Ernie" Bond (born 4 May 1929 in Preston) is an English former professional footballer who played as an outside left in the Football League for Manchester United and Carlisle United...
Fiona Armstrong Fiona Armstrong, Lady MacGregor of MacGregor (born 28 November 1956), is a freelance Scottish television journalist.
Francis Thompson Francis Thompson (16 December 1859 – 13 November 1907) was an English poet and ascetic.
Frank Hayes (cricketer) Frank Charles Hayes (born 6 December 1946, Preston, Lancashire) is a former English cricketer, who played in nine Tests and six ODIs from 1973 to 1976.
Franz Carr Franz Carr is an English former professional footballer who played as a Winger from 1984 until 2000, notably for Nottingham Forest, as well as playing in the Premier League for Newcastle United,...
Fred Kirkham (football manager) Frederick Thomas Kirkham (died 1949) was an English domestic and international football referee and football manager for Tottenham Hotspur between 1903 and 1908.
Frederick Baines Frederick Charles Baines (born 12 November 1941) is a former English cricketer.
Gareth Stewart Gareth John Stewart (born 3 February 1980 in Preston, Lancashire) is an English professional footballer, currently employed as a player/goalkeeper coach at Championship side Yeovil Town.
Ian Kirkham Ian Kirkham (born 9 March, 1963, Preston, England) is a saxophonist, best known as the saxophone player for Simply Red from 1986 until the band retired in 2010.
Jack Livesey (footballer) John "Jack" Livesey (born 8 March 1924; died 1988) was an English footballer who played as a forward.
Jack Warner (footballer born 1883) John "Jack" Warner (1883 – 16 May 1948) was an English professional footballer who played as a full-back in the years prior to World War I, spending most of his career with Portsmout...
James Bell (town clerk) Sir James Bell CVO (26 March 1866–1 September 1937) was an English solicitor who served as Town Clerk of London for 33 years.
James Bilsborrow James Romanus Bilsborrow, O.S.B. (27 August 1862 – 19 June 1931) was a Roman Catholic Church prelate and Benedictine priest.
James Edgar Dandy James Edgar Dandy (Preston, Lancashire, 24 September 1903 - Tring, 10 November 1976) was a British botanist, Keeper of Botany at the British Museum (Natural History) between 1956 and 1966.
James Hebblethwaite James Hebblethwaite (22 September 1857 – 13 September 1921) was an English-born Australian poet, teacher and clergyman.
James Kyle Dall James Kyle Dall was the first headmaster of Elmfield College, Heworth, York.
Jenna Carroll Jenna Carroll (born 8 May 1990) is an English female football defender.
Jessica Taylor (Liberty X) Jessica Taylor is an English singer, glamour model, television personality, dancer, best known for being a member of the Brit Award-winning pop group, Liberty X.
Joe Craven (footballer) Joseph Gerrard "Joe" Craven was an English footballer who played as a defender in the Football League between 1923 and 1937.
Joe Halliwell Joseph Adam Halliwell (17 January 1892 – July quarter 1964) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre forward.
John Bagot Glubb Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb, KCB, CMG, DSO, OBE, MC better known as Glubb Pasha (born 16 April 1897, Preston, Lancashire – died 17 March 1986, Mayfield, Sussex), was a Br...
John Eldon Gorst Sir John Eldon Gorst PC, QC, FRS (24 May 1835 – 4 April 1916) was a British lawyer and politician.
John Farnworth John Farnworth is a football freestyler and entertainer.
John Hardiker John David Hardiker (born July 7, 1982 in Preston, England) is an English footballer, currently playing for Ashton United.
John Holmes (British diplomat) Sir John Holmes (born April 1951) is a British diplomat who is a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
John Horam John Rhodes Horam, Baron Horam (born 7 March 1939) is a politician in the United Kingdom.
John Inman Frederick John Inman (28 June 1935 – 8 March 2007) was an English actor and singer best known for his role as Mr. Humphries in Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom in the 1970s and 1980s.
John J. Huddart John James Huddart (1856 - 1930), known usually as John J. Huddart, was a British born and trained architect who practiced out of Denver, Colorado in the United States.
John Martin Robinson John Martin Robinson, FSA (born 1948) is a British architectural historian and officer of arms.
John Thomson (comedian) John Patrick Thomson (born Patrick Francis McAleer on 2 April 1969) is an English comedian and actor, known for his roles in The Fast Show and Cold Feet.
John Wall (priest) Saint John Wall, O.F.M., (1620 – 22 August 1679) was an English Catholic Franciscan friar, who is honored as a martyr.
John Weever John Weever (1576–1632) was an English antiquary and poet.
Johnny Sullivan Johnny Sullivan (19 December 1932 — 4 February 2003 (aged 70)) was an English professional middle/light heavyweight boxer of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who won the British Boxing Board of Control ...
Johnny Walker (rugby league) Johnny Walker is an English rugby league player for the Wigan Warriors in the European Super League competition.
Jonathan Bateson Jonathan Bateson (born 20 September 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right back.
Jonny Walker (rugby league) Jonny Walker is an English rugby league footballer playing for the Wigan Warriors in the European Super League competition, Blackpool Panthers, and Batley Bulldogs, as a.
Joseph Delaney Joseph Henry Delaney is a British former educator and currently an author of science fiction and fantasy books.
Joseph Dunn (entrepreneur) Rev. Joseph "Daddy" Dunn was an Englishman who was noted for his importing and distribution of gas throughout the United Kingdom, mainly the Preston area.
Joseph Dunn (Preston Gaslight Pioneer) Rev. Joseph "Daddy" Dunn (1746 - 1827) was an Englishman who was noted for his importing and distribution of gas throughout the United Kingdom, mainly the Preston area.
Joseph Gillow Joseph Gillow (5 October 1850, Preston – 17 March 1921, Westholme, Hale) was an English Roman Catholic antiquary and bio-bibliographer, "the Plutarch of the English Catholics".
Joseph Livesey Joseph William Livesey (5 March 1794 – 2 September 1884) was an English temperance campaigner, social reformer, local politician, writer, publisher, newspaper proprietor and philanthropist.
Joseph P. Newsham Joseph Parkinson Newsham was a 19th-century politician, lawyer, merchant and planter from Louisiana.
Joseph Ward (singer) Joseph Ward (born Preston, 1932) is an English tenor, formerly a baritone, who created roles in operas by Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett.
Joseph Ward (tenor) Joseph Ward (born Preston, 1932) is an English tenor, formerly a baritone, who created roles in operas by Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett.
Josh Charnley Josh Charnley is an English professional rugby league footballer for the Wigan Warriors of Super League.
Katie Anderton Katie Anderton (born 16 September 1983) is an English football striker.
Keef Hartley Keith "Keef" Hartley (8 April 1944 – 26 November 2011) was an English drummer and bandleader.
Ken Nicol Ken Nicol (born 27 May 1951) is a British guitar player, vocalist and songwriter.
Ken Nicol (musician) Ken Nicol (born 27 May 1951) is a British guitar player, vocalist and songwriter.
Kenny Baker Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker is a British actor and musician, best known as the man inside R2-D2 in the popular Star Wars film series.
Kenny Baker (English actor) Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker (born 24 August 1934) is an English actor and musician, best known as the man inside R2-D2 in the popular Star Wars film series.
Kevin Baron Kevin Baron (19 July 1926 – 5 June 1971) was a professional footballer who played for Liverpool in the post-war years.
Kevin Baron (footballer) Kevin Baron (19 July 1926 – 5 June 1971) was a professional footballer who played for Liverpool in the post-war years.
Kevin Cairns Kevin Cairns is an English former footballer who played as a left back in the Scottish Football League for Dundee United and in the Football League for Southport, where he spent most of his career.
Kevin Cairns (footballer) Kevin Cairns (born 29 June 1937 in Preston) is an English former footballer who played as a left back in the Scottish Football League for Dundee United and in the Football League for Southport, ...
Kevin Kilbane Kevin Daniel Kilbane (born 1 February 1977) is a former professional footballer who played as both a left back or left winger.
Kevin Noteman Kevin Noteman (born 15 October 1969) is a footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Leeds United, Doncaster Rovers, Mansfield Town and Chester City.
Kieran Charnock Kieran James Charnock (born 3 August 1984) is an English footballer who plays as a defender.
Lawrence Cook (cricketer) Lawrence Cook (Lawrence Whalley Cook; born Leonard Whalley Cook; March 28, 1884, Preston, Lancashire, England; died December 2, 1933, Mesnes, Wigan, Lancashire, England) was a bowler...
Lee Ashcroft Lee Ashcroft (born 7 September 1972) is an English former footballer turned manager, who is director of football at Northern Premier League side Northwich Victoria.
Levi Collison Levi Collison (1875 – 22 October 1965) was an English art publisher and printer and Liberal Member of Parliament.
Lloyd Rigby Lloyd Joseph Rigby is a professional English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Salford City.
Louise Walden Louise Walden (born 19 August 1983 in Preston, England) is a British ice dancer.
Luke Mulholland Luke Mulholland (born 7 August 1988) is an English footballer currently playing for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.
Malcolm Rae Malcolm Rae, OBE, FRCN is a British senior registered specialist in mental nursing/forensic psychiatry, mental health consultant, nursing educator and civil servant.
Marcus Morris (priest) The Reverend John Marcus Harston Morris OBE, (25 April 1915, Preston, Lancashire – 16 March 1989, London) known as Marcus Morris, was an English Anglican priest who founded the Eagle...
Marcus Morris (publisher) The Reverend John Marcus Harston Morris OBE was an English Anglican priest who founded the Eagle comic in 1950 and was deputy chairman of the National Magazine Company.
Meg Shelton Meg Shelton known as the "Fylde Hag" was an English woman accused of witchcraft.
Michael Brown (footballer born 1985) Michael Brown, (born 27 February 1985), is an English professional footballer who played for Preston North End and made 18 appearances in The Football League during a loan spell with Chester City.
Michael Ingham (footballer) Michael Gerard Ingham (born 9 July 1980) is a professional footballer who plays for York City as a goalkeeper.
Michael Potts (footballer) Michael Craig Thomas Potts (born 26 November 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Guiseley as a midfielder.
Mick Docherty Michael "Mick" Docherty (born 29 October 1950 in Preston, Lancashire) is a former footballer and coach.
Mickey Burns Michael Edward "Mickey" Burns (born 21 December 1946 in Preston, Lancashire) is an English former professional footballer.
Micky Worswick Michael "Micky" Worswick is an English former footballer who played for Burscough, Skelmersdale United, Chorley, Wigan Athletic and Barrow.
Mike Summerbee Mike Summerbee (born 15 December 1942 in Preston) is an English former footballer, who played in the successful Manchester City side of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Milne Cheetham Sir Joshua Milne Crompton Cheetham, KCMG (9 July 1869 – 6 January 1938) was a British diplomat.
Miss Polly Rae Miss Polly Rae (born 8 July 1981) is a British singer and dancer who is one of the leading figures on the Neo-burlesque scene.
Natalie Brewer Natalie Brewer is an English female football central defender.
Nathan Peel Nathan James Peel (born 17 May 1972) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker.
Neil Swarbrick Neil Swarbrick (born 20 December 1965) is an English professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Premier League having been promoted to the Select Group of Referees in 2011.
Nicholas Swarbrick Nicholas Joseph Swarbrick was, at age 107, the final surviving English merchant sailor of the First World War at the time of his death.
Nick Fenton Nicholas Leonard "Nick" Fenton (born 23 November 1979) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Alfreton Town.
Nick Park Nicholas Wulstan "Nick" Park, CBE (born 6 December 1958) is an English filmmaker of stop motion animation best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the...
Nigel Greenwood Nigel Greenwood (born 27 November 1966 in Preston, Lancashire) is a former professional footballer who played in the English Football League.
Nigel Greenwood (footballer) Nigel Greenwood (born 27 November 1966 in Preston, Lancashire) is a former professional footballer who played in the English Football League.
Pat Flanagan John Patrick "Pat" Flanagan (born 1891 in Preston, Lancashire) was an English footballer.
Paul Burke (boxer) Paul Burke (born July 25, 1966 in Preston, Lancashire) is a former professional boxer from England, who competed in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions (– 60 kg).
Paul Lloyd Paul Laurence Lloyd (born 26 March 1987) is an English football midfielder who plays for Bamber Bridge.
Paul Lloyd (footballer) Paul Laurence Lloyd (born 26 March 1987) is an English football midfielder who plays for Bamber Bridge.
Paul Varley Paul Varley (May 24, 1949 – July 2, 2008) was an English musician best known as the drummer in the band Arrows.
Penny Jordan Penny Halsall, née Penelope Jones (24 November 1946 – 31 December 2011) better known by her pen name of Penny Jordan, was a best-selling and prolific English writer of over 200 roman...
Percy Lake Lieutenant-General Sir Percy Henry Noel Lake, KCB, KCMG (29 June 1855 – 17 November 1940) was a senior commander of the British Indian Army, serving during World War I, and a Canadian soldier.
Peter Purves Peter Purves (born 10 February 1939) is an English television presenter who is best known for being a presenter on the BBC children's programme Blue Peter.
Phil Jones (footballer) Philip Anthony "Phil" Jones (born 21 February 1992) is an English footballer who plays for Manchester United and the England national team.
Philip Bretherton Philip Bretherton (born 30 May 1955) is an English actor best known for his role as Alistair Deacon in the British television series As Time Goes By.
Phoebe Hesketh Phoebe Hesketh (29 January 1909 – 25 February 2005) was an English poet from Lancashire notable for her poems depicting nature.
R. A. Cross, 1st Viscount Cross Richard Assheton Cross, 1st Viscount Cross, GCB, GCSI, PC, FRS (30 May 1823 – 8 January 1914), known before his elevation to the peerage as R. A. Cross, was a British statesman and C...
Ranvir Singh Ranvir Singh (born 1977) is a British television presenter and journalist, best known as a newsreader for a number of broadcasters.
Reginald Aspinwall Reginald Aspinwall (born Preston, England, 3 January 1858, died Lancaster, England, 26 February 1921) was an English painter.
Richard Arkwright Sir Richard Arkwright (23 December 1732 – 3 August 1792) was self-made man, a leading entrepreneur during the early Industrial Revolution.
Richard Huddleston Richard Huddleston or Hudleston (1583–1655), was an English Benedictine monk.
Robert Cornthwaite (bishop) The Right Reverend Robert Cornthwaite (9 May 1818 – 16 June 1890) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Robert W. Service Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a British-Canadian poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon".
Rod Fletcher James Rodney "Rod" Fletcher (born 23 September 1945) is an English former professional footballer who scored 60 goals from 201 games in the Football League playing as a centre forward for Crewe ...
Sammy Taylor (footballer born 1933) Sammy Taylor (23 September 1933 – 6 November 2013) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a winger Born in Glasgow, Taylor played for Dunipace, Falkirk, Preston North End, Carlisle...
Samuel Dobson Samuel "Sammy" Dobson was an English footballer who played as either an inside left or inside right.
Scott Barron Scott Barron (born 2 September 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a defender in League One for Brentford.
Sergei Ryabov Sergei Ryabov (Серге́й Ря́бов; born November 17, 1977) is a film director, artist, animator Sergei Ryabov was born in 1977 in Schelkovo, Russian Federation.
Stewart Drummond Stewart James Drummond (born 11 December 1975) is an English footballer who plays for Morecambe.
Stuart Parker (footballer) Stuart Parker (born 16 February 1954 in Preston) is an English former professional footballer and a current English non-league football manager.
Stuart Pettman Stuart Pettman (born April 24, 1975) is an English professional snooker player.
Stuart Westley Stuart Alker Westley (born 21 March 1947) is a former English cricketer.
Susan Hanson Susan Hanson (born 2 February 1943 in Preston, Lancashire) is an English actress who played the part of 'Miss' Diane Lawton/Parker/Hunter in the long-running British soap opera Crossroads...
Team Waterpolo Team Waterpolo were a British indie pop band who formed in Preston, England in July 2007.
The Cold One Hundred The Cold One Hundred are an English indie rock band formed in Salford in early 2010.
The KBC The KBC are an indie band from Preston, Lancashire, England.
Thomas Adamson (bishop) Thomas Adamson (30 September 1901 – 21 April 1991) was a Roman Catholic bishop, who served as a canon of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and was provost of its chapter.
Thomas Adamson (priest) Thomas Adamson (30 September 1901–21 April 1991) was a Roman Catholic bishop, who served as a canon of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and was provost of its chapter.
Thomas Myres Thomas Harrison Myres FRIBA (1842 – 3 December 1926) was an English railway architect who designed stations and ancillary buildings for the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway lines that were...
Tom Nolan (footballer) Thomas Gerard (Tom) Nolan (born 13 June 1909) is a former English footballer, noted for his powerful cannonball shots.
Tommy Becton Thomas Becton (1878–11 August 1957) was a professional footballer, who played in The Football League for Preston North End, New Brighton Tower and Sunderland, as well as playing professionally f...
Tony Bond Anthony "Tony" Bond was an English professional footballer who played as a right-winger.