Going to the Ball: The Spirit of ’42. Celebrating the Guild that never was

Posted on - 15th September, 2012 - 1:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Fashion, Nostalgia, People, Photos, Preston Guild, What's On in Preston


Avenham Park was transported back to the Guild that never was. In 1942 Preston Guild was cancelled due to World War 2. In a beautifully set dressed pop-up ballroom in Avenham Park, 1942 is re imagined.

Dance teacher Julie Brown, helped re-create the packed dance floors of the 1930s and 40s

The people of Preston (and beyond) really entered into the spirit themselves as you can see from the great photos taken by Gill Lawson in her Flickr set:

Preston in pictures Covered Market, PrestonPreston Court BuildingLawson Street6201 Princess Elizabeth57313 becomes the main engine6201 pulls into Preston Station for an engine changePreston CenotaphColourful & Shops On Lancaster Road a View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

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