From Bangkok to Preston, City hosts snooker Championship Grand Final

Great news as Preston’s Guild Hall hosts the return of top class snooker. The Players Championship Grand Final will be staged in the city. The tournament was originally pegged to be played in the Thai capital, Bangkok, but political unrest made the venue unsafe. The Guild Hall last staged the UK Championships from 1978 to 1997. It also hosted Snooker’s Grand Prix for seven years […]

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Blue Plaque for Sir Tom Finney’s birthplace

Following the sad passing of Sir Tom Finney the Preston & South Ribble Civic Trust looked into the viability of a blue plaque dedicated to the memory of Sir Tom. They are happy to fund a plaque in honour of our greatest Prestonian. But if a plaque were to be installed to commemorate the memory of Sir Tom the question is where will it be […]

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Block Stock and Two Smokin’ Jammers – Preston Rollers Girls V Fierce Valley

Preston Roller Girls announce their next home roller game. Join them as they take on Fierce Valley Roller Girls, in a fast and furious game of Derby. The bout will take place at Preston College Sports Hall on Saturday 26th of April. Doors open at 14:45 First whistle 15:30 Get there early to grab the best seats in the hall. There will be a cake […]

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Route announced for Sir Tom Finney’s funeral

Details of the route for Sir Tom Finney’s funeral have been announced. On Thursday 27 February the city is expected to come to a standstill to honour the Preston North End legend. Preston City COuncil have announced the route will: – start at Preston North End, Deepdale Stadium – then along Sir Tom Finney Way and Deepdale Road – right on to Ringway – then […]

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Tribute to footballing legend Sir Tom Finney at Preston's Deepdale stadium.

Civic funeral confirmed for Sir Tom Finney

A civic funeral will be held in Preston to celebrate the life of Sir Tom Finney. Prestonians are expected to line the streets of the city centre to pay their respects to the Preston North End legend. As a freeman of the city, Sir Tom’s family had the option to ask for a civic funeral. After meeting with Preston City Council and Preston North End […]

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The Book of Condolence at the Town Hall

Sir Tom Finney dies: Book of condolence opens at Preston Town Hall & Harris Museum

A book of condolence has been opened at Preston’s Town Hall and Harris Museum. The city council are currently discussing with the Finney family whether there will be a civic funeral, following the Sir Tom’s death on Friday. Council leader Peter Rankin said as a freeman of Preston the Preston North End legend was entitled to the civic funeral in the city. Paying tribute to […]

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