Alderman Thomas Preston was Mayor of Lancaster 1875-6. He was the first Catholic to hold the post after the Reformation, and he is buried in the Cathedral cemetery. Earlier today we were able to go and take a photograph of his portrait, which hangs in the Town Hall. The image will be used in information for visitors during the forthcoming Heritage Open Days, and will also come in handy for some of the events taking place next year to mark the Cathedral's 150th anniversary. Many thanks to the Town Hall staff for their cheerful assistance today.