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In pictures: Five memories of Sir Tom Finney

Posted on - 14th February, 2014 - 11:04pm | Author - | Posted in - History, News, Nostalgia, Preston North End, Sport

As the sad news emerges of a passing of one of Preston’s favourite sons, Sir Tom Finney, we pick out five pictures from the Preston archive of the PNE legend.

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Below are a collection of Sir Tom Finney pictures from his playing career, the pictures come from the Preston Digital Archive.

Sir Tom was a proper footballer. He gave everything for PNE. He only played for them. A “lion” is how many have described him.

September 19th 1959. Tom Finney is seen being carried off after receiving an injury during the First Division match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, London

September 19th 1959. Tom Finney is seen being carried off after receiving an injury during the First Division match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, London

Not just a talent for North End, Sir Tom also played 70 times for England.

Sir Tom wins his England cap

Sir Tom wins his England cap

Off the pitch he was well known for his sense of humour, as seen with this cheeky picture here outside Preston railway station.

Sir Tom lines up with the PNE wives before they depart for London

Sir Tom lines up with the PNE wives before they depart for London

He was part of a legendary Preston North End team, on the pitch Sir Tom was just something else.

Sir Tom is front left, in the 1940-41 wartime PNE team

Sir Tom is front left, in the 1940-41 wartime PNE team

Sir Tom was always supportive of all things Preston and willing to give up his time to charitable and good causes.

1953. Sir Tom gives out prizes at Saul Street baths

1953. Sir Tom gives out prizes at Saul Street baths

You can see more pictures on the Preston Digital Archive, dedicated to preserving Preston’s history in digital format.

If you have any pictures of Sir Tom you’d like to share, email them to [email protected]

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