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Sir Tom Finney: Five books of condolence presented to Finney family

Posted on - 19th July, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Council
The Finney family presented with the books of condolence by the city council

The Finney family presented with the books of condolence by the city council

The family of Sir Tom Finney have collected the books of condolence signed by thousands of Prestonians.

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Five books were presented to Brian Finney by the Mayor of Preston councillor Nick Promfret.

Councillor Promfret said: “The books of condolence represent the great sadness that enveloped not only this city, but the footballing world, when the news came through that Sir Tom had passed away.

“Now those wonderful comments, memories and tributes to Sir Tom can be treasured by his family forever. Thank you to Brian and his sister Barbara for accepting them on behalf of the family.

“I would also like to thank Sanderson’s of Preston who have done a brilliant job with the leather binding and the books are a magnificent homage to the man and the legend that was Sir Tom Finney.”

Sir Tom passed away on Friday 14 February and tens of thousands of people lined the streets of the city for his funeral later in the month.

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Did you sign the books of condolence? How proud do you feel to see the books handed over? Let us know in the comments below

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