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Prominent Prestonians

Find out about the lives of famous Prestonians.

Get an overview of the lives of some of Preston's most prominent people and what they became well known for.

Edith Rigby

Preston's champion of women's suffrage.

Joseph Livesey

Birth of teetotalism and key founder of the Institute for the Diffusion of Knowledge.

Nick Park

Preston born and bred animator, director, writer, and multiple Oscar winner.

Sir Richard Arkwright

Preston born inventor and leading entrepreneur during the industrial period.

Andrew Flintoff

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff made his name as a cricket sporting hero in the early 21st century.

Sir Tom Finney

Giant of post war football and national sporting legend.