Share your memories of post-war Preston Guild

Posted on - 8th November, 2011 - 11:30am | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston Guild

museum of lancashireDo you remember the 1952, 1972 or 1992 Preston Guild? If so a team of students from the University of Central Lancashire want to hear from you.


The group, led by Joe Shepherd, are putting together an interactive exhibition for the Museum of Lancashire showcasing the post-war communities for the Preston Guild.

They are looking for experiences, memories, photographs or any memorabilia to create something “unique and personal” for Preston.

Joe said: “Your memories can be a timeless piece of Preston’s history, engaging future generations and demonstrating the power of an integrated and multicultural society. We would love to talk to anyone who remembers the Preston Guild from 1952, 1972 and 1992 or anyone who remembers what Preston was like in these periods.

“We acknowledge that many people who have personal memories of post-war Preston may not have internet access, so why not ask your parents or grandparents and let their cherished memories of the past be a part of future.”

“We hope to have an exhibit designed and created by you, your family, your friends and your neighbours. This is Preston’s chance to celebrate the community in which we live in, all in time for the Guild Festival of 2012 and the nationwide Olympic celebrations that will further celebrate our rich heritage.”

Joe and the team are looking for people to find anything they can relating to the Guild, to open their attics and garages to have a root around.

Anyone who would like to get involved in the project or feels they can contribute should email for more details.

You can also leave your memories in the comments below as the students will be monitoring the comment thread for any comments about the post-war Guilds.

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