Preston New Road photos

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Preston New Road, 21 November 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

This page will be regularly updated with images from Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site. Thank you to the photographers who have all given permission for their images to be used.

Please let us know by clicking here if there are pictures you think should be included. Last updated: 23 March  2019


12 March 2019

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Crane operating on Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 12 March 2019. Photo: Ros Wills


11 March 2019

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Pre-dawn convoy delivery to Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site, 11 March 2019. Photo: Still from video by Katrina Lawrie

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Flatbed lorry leaving Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool on the afternoon of 11 March 2019. Photo: Still from video by Katrina Lawrie


8 March 2019

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6 March 2019

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Double rainbow over Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 6 March 2019. Photo: Ros Wills


27 February 2019


20 February 2019


15 February 2019


12-13 February 2019

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6 February 2019

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31 January 2019

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Flowback tanks leave Preston New Road, 31 January 2019. Photo: Frack Free Lancashire


10 January 2019

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Equipment leaving Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, 10 January 2019. Photo: Jo Thomas


7 January 2019


4 January 2019


3 January 2019

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2 January 2019


1 January 2019


29 December 2018

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Removal of the top of the coiled tubing tower at Preston New Road, 19 December 2018. Photo: Barbara Cookson

25 December 2018

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Coiled tubing tower at Preston New Road, 25 December 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


18 December 2018

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Equipment leaving Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, 18 December 2018. Photo: Thomas Burke


28 November 2018

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Fracking equipment at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, 28 November 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


21 November 2018

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Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 21 November 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


16 November 2018

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Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, 16 November 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton


14 November 2018

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 14 November 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton


2 November 2018

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Gas flares at Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, 2 November 2018. Photo: Cuadrilla Resources

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas, 2 November 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton


31 October 2018

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site, 31 October 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton


26 October 2018

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Fence artwork outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, 26 October 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


24 October 2018

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Opponents of fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 24 October 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton


20 October 2018

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19 October 2018

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Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 19 October 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton


18 October 2018

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Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, 18 October 2018. Photo: Eddie Thornton


15 October 2018

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13 October 2018

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Protest outside Preston New Road, 13 October 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

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Preston New Road 13 October 2018 Photo: Ros Willis

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 13 October 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

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9 October 2018


8 October 2018

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5 October 2018


1-3 October 2018

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29 September 2018


27 September 2018

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Rally outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site in support of three men sent to prison for a 99-hour lorry protest. Photo: Peter Yankowski


23 September 2018

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Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, 23 September 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


28 August 2018

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Outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, where fracking is imminent. Photo: Ros Wills, 28 August 2018


24 August 2018


8 August 2018

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5 August 2018

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27 July 2018

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25 July 2018


19 July 2018

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Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road, 19 July 2018. Photo: Danny Vc Llew


19-20 June 2018


14 June 2018


31 May 2018


22 May 2018

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1 May 2018

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road drilling rig, 1 May 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, 1 May 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


27 March 2018

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Preston New Road, 27 March 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


21 March 2018

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Preston New Road, 21 March 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


17 February 2018

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Preston New Road, 17 February 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

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Preston New Road, 17 February 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


1 January 2018

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Preston New Road, 1 January 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

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Preston New Road, 1 January 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

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Preston New Road, 1 January 2018. Photo: Ros Wills

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Preston New Road, 1 January 2018. Photo: Ros Wills


17 December 2017

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3-4 December 2017

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2 December 2017

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 2 December 2017. Photo: Ros Wills


1 December 2017

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28 November 2017

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25 October 2017

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, 25 October 2017. Photo: Alan Finney


19 September 2017

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27 August 2017

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25 August 2017

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22 August 2017

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17 August 2017

Drilling begins and first well spudded. DrillOrDrop report

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12 August 2017

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10 August 2017

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Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 10 August 2017. Photo: Katrina Lawrie

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9 July 2017

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2 July 2017

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13 June 2017

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Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, 13 June 2017. Photo: Ros Wills


12 June 2017

Slideshow photos below: From drone video by Lady Bones

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Slideshow photos below: Ros Wills

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31 May 2017

Slideshow photos below: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nanas of Lancashire

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21 May 2017

Slideshow photos: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nanas of Lancashire

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Video: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nanas of Lancashire


14 May 2017

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26 April 2017

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19 April 2017

Photos: Ros Wills


18 April 2017

Slideshow photos: Ros Wills

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17 April 2017

Slideshow photos: Cheryl Atkinson

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10 April 2017

Photos: Ros Wills


7 April 2017

Photos: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nanas of Lancashire

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4 April 2017

Photos: Ros Wills


3 April 2017

Photos: Ros Wills

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15 March 2017

Photos: Ros Wills

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26 February 2017

Photos below: Roseacre Awareness Group

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23 February 2017

Photos below: Ros Wills

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Slideshow photos: Cheryl Atkinson

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20 February 2017

Photos: Cheryl Atkinson

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10 March 2017

Photos: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nannas of Lancashire

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15 February 2017

Slideshow photos: Frack Free Creators Knitting Nannas of Lancashire

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6 February 2017

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Photo: Ros Wills


18 January 2018

Photos: Ros Wills

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13 January 2017

Photos: Ros Wills

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6 January 2017

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24 February 2016

Preston New Road with balloon

Blimp balloon in red circle marks to of the rig. Installed for the site visit during the public inquiry. Photo: DrillOrDrop


8 September 2015

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