A January visit to the Fylde coast

It’s not far to the beach at St Annes from Preston and at anytime of year it’s good to experience the wide-open spaces that the coast provides.  Over recent years there has been a good deal of conservation work taking place to try and protect the sand dunes here from erosion. One of the measures involves planting out old Christmas trees along the front edge of the Dunes. 

A popular and well photographed view is of the old wooden pier on the beach. I’d hoped to get a stunning sunset but whilst that didn’t happen, I’m still happy with how the photo turned out in the end. See this pic and a few more from my visit to Lytham St Annes below…

 

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The return of Ribble buses to Preston

At weekend the Harris Museum and Library in Preston launched an exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the foundation of the Ribble Motor Company. 

Red Ribble buses had been a familiar sight around Lancashire for many years and four vintage vehicles proved popular as they parked up on the Flag Market in front of The Harris to mark the occasion.  Here are a few photos I took for Blog Preston. Click on any picture to view larger.

Another defeat for PNE Ladies

PNE Ladies are languishing at the wrong end of the league table and today was yet another disappointing defeat against Morecambe Ladies.  There was plenty of effort from Preston but very little quality and in the end it was a comfortable three nil win for Morecambe.

PNE like to try and play it out of defence, but time and time again today they gave the ball away with some sloppy passing before they’d even got out of their own half. It’s been a familiar story of late. The few chances Preston did create came to nothing and the Morecambe keeper had a relatively quite afternoon. You can’t fault the effort but I just hope PNE Ladies can find that extra gear that’s needed to pull them away from the relegation zone.

Here are the pictures. Click on any picture to view larger.

 

First game of year ends in defeat for PNE Ladies

The first game of the year for PNE Ladies ended in defeat as they lost three nil against a strong Cammell Laird side. Preston started brightly and had the best of the early play but Laird gradually started to get their game together, pushing PNE back as the half went on.

At half time Preston trailed by one goal and there wasn’t much in it.  The second half continued as the first had finished though with Cammell Laird the stronger team. They sealed victory with two more goals and it was a deserved win for the visitors. A disappointing day for PNE Ladies. PNE battled right till the end and I’m sure they won’t have to wait too long for a first victory of 2019.