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Civic funeral confirmed for Sir Tom Finney

Posted on - 18th February, 2014 - 5:31pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Preston North End, Sport
Tribute to footballing legend Sir Tom Finney at Preston's Deepdale stadium.

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

A civic funeral will be held in Preston to celebrate the life of Sir Tom Finney.

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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.

Sir Tom wins his England cap

Sir Tom wins his England cap

After meeting with Preston City Council and Preston North End they have opted to do so.

A spokesman for the city council confirmed the funeral would be held on Thursday 27 February at 1pm.

The funeral will take place at Preston Minster and be followed by a private internment service for Sir Tom’s Family.

Sir Tom passed away on Friday aged 91.

A book of condolence for Prestonians to sign is currently open at the Town Hall and Harris Museum.

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