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 The Station, Preston. 1539Adelphi quarter , preston , 23.06.2022St Walburge's Church, preston 23.06.2022Former Tithebarn pub and Preston Bus StationHarris Museum and Art GalleryRed telephone boxesRed telephone box on Market StreetPreston 2022 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

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