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Leading Preston historian Dr Alan Crosby to speak on history of Preston Guild

Posted on - 21st July, 2012 - 9:12am | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston Guild, Preston News
Avenham Park, 1862 Preston Guild

Avenham Park during the 1862 Preston Guild

One of Preston’s most prominent historians will be speaking on the history of the Preston Guild.

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Dr Alan Crosby, who has been announced as one of 20 Guild Burgesses, hosts the event at the Museum of Lancashire.

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He will speak on how the Guild began from its roots in 1179 to become the spectacular carnival it is today.

Stephen Miller from the museum said: “In the talk Dr Crosby will show how the Guild started as a monopolistic trading body and then in the eighteenth century a fashionable event for the elite.

“Then in the Victorian period it became a showcase for the industrial might of the town, before becoming the grand canival for all it now is.”

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The event on Monday 30 July starts at 7pm and tickets are £2. You can buy tickets from the museum or call 01772 534 075 to book a place.

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