Some background on Bamber Bridge

Marley Solicitors started out life in neighbouring Preston, but moved a few years ago to be closer to home.  So now we’re a firm part of the local Bamber Bridge community and we love it.  But for anyone who doesn’t know the area, we thought it might be nice to give a little more background on the town we’re proud to call home.

About Bamber Bridge

Bamber Bridge is an urban village in Lancashire.  It’s around 3 miles away from the city of Preston, in the borough of South Ribble.  Often referred to as “Brig” by locals, and our residents fondly refer to themselves as “Briggers”.  Historically, as with much of the area, this was a textile village.  Bamber Bridge was said to be the first place to print Calico in Lancashire.

The area is perhaps best known in historical terms for the Battle Of Bamber Bridge.  This was an outbreak of violence during World War 2 after American commanders tried to racially segregate some pubs in the area where their troops were stationed.  Largely in and around our famous Ye Olde Hob Inn.

In 2022 a memorial was created to commemorate the the battle.  In remembrance of the fatal shooting of a US soldier during the unrest.  During which it was said that the locals rallied to help the mistreated soldiers during the unrest.

Some of the famous people who have grown from our area include George Woodcock. Woodcock served as general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) from 1960 to 1969. And the talented Kevin Brown, blues musician, was born here in 1950.

Bamber Bridge now

It’s now a thriving and diverse area with a strong business community.  Marley Solicitors are thrilled to remain a part of that.

If you’re in the area, please feel free to visit us at our Station Road branch, or get in touch if you’re in the area and you think there’s something we can help you with.