A History of Preston Guild, England’s Greatest Carnival

Alan Crosby

Preston earned its Guild Merchant in 1179; the tradition continues over 800 years on.
Date Published :
September 2012
Publisher :
Carnegie Publishing
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ISBN : 9781859362129

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Preston Guild is only celebrated every twenty years, and has a history stretching back to the Middle Ages, more than 800 years ago. Described as our Greatest Carnival, the event has changed greatly over the years: originally it was held to help regulate the towns trade, then was transformed into a fashionable get-together for gentry and burgesses, and more recently a celebration of civic pride, famous around the country. The Guild of 2012 will be the first with Preston having city status.

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