Visit our page dedicated to Commemorating the Battle of Bamber Bridge. It provides reviews of the 80th anniversary events that took place in June 2023 and an archive of all the information we've researched and links to our partners sites and articles.

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Preston Black History Group are working with a number of local flagship diversity schools and Lancashire Archives to develop an education program on local black history.
We are continuing our journey with the contributors to our award winning book ‘England is My Home’. The book shares the stories of eleven elders from four different Islands in the Caribbean who have made their homes in Preston. The book is available in all Lancashire Libraries. If you would like your own copy please contact clinton@prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk More info here

We've added more events through-out 2024 on our NEWS and Calendar pages.

Dates for your diary in June 2024. They aren't all ours but we think you'll be interested.

June 11th - Island Movements: An epic tale of a Windrush family Lancashire Archives, Preston 2:30pm to 4:00pm

June 15th - Streets Paved with Gold - Windrush play by Victor Richards. St John's Centre, Stretford, Manchester, 7pm

18th June – 8th July Windrush Exhibition in the Dukes Gallery. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE. Mon: Closed, Tuesday - Friday: From11am, Saturday: From 10:30am, Sunday: From 11am

June 20th - We'll be at Cardinal Newman College for Newman day, come and say hello!

Saturday June 22nd - Battle of Bamber Bridge 81st Anniversary at Ye Olde Hob Inn, Church Road, Bamber Bridge. 1pm - 8pm

June 22nd, Windrush Day screening of a remastered Pressure at the Dukes, Lancaster https://dukeslancaster.org/whats-on/cinema/pressure-15 The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE. 6pm

June 30th, Streets Paved with Gold. 4pm at Jalgos, hosted by Preston Montserrat and Friends Association


What's Happening

Our regular meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month at 6.45pm,  Contact our chair Clinton Smith clinton@prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk or secretary Christina Cooper christina@prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk for venue details.

All welcome to plan exciting events and to help us publicise the program for 2024. The year is looking good already – lots of events (ours and others) on our calendar

Come and join us to plan our events and projects including Black History Month in October 2024,


We are updating our membership - contact our secretary, Christina, for a new membership form.

If you have events to share please email our Chair Clinton Smith clinton@prestonblackhistorygroup.org.uk and we'll get details uploaded to our calendar as soon as we can.


In 1924 Carter G. Woodson founded what would become African (Black) History Month to educate the world about Africa and its contributions to human history. The Preston Black History Group was set up in 2002 (and incorporated in 2011) to research, celebrate and find ways to collect local and regional black history. We produce a range of activities for Black History Month and throughout the year. We develop ideas with groups and organisations to share our history and culture. We want to find out more so we can work to educate and inspire our families, community, future generations and ourselves.

Preston Black History Group works to:

  • Highlight the achievements of people of African descent
  • Share our histories with the wider community.
  • Motivate community and social development
  • Promote confidence in social enterprise