Official Record of the 2012 Preston Guild to go on sale in April

Posted on - 3rd December, 2012 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston Guild, Preston News
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An official book detailing the events of the 2012 Preston Guild is due to go on sale.


Just 250 copies of the Official Record will be printed with 50 copies going to sponsors and supporters of the Guild, leaving 200 for the public to buy.

The Record has been produced every year after the Guild to act as a chronicle of all the events and activities related to the Guild festivities.

The cost of printing the book will be £7,597 and met by the council’s Guild budget and it is due to go on sale at £15 per copy.

Those receiving a free copy include the Queen, as Patron of the Guild, the vice-chancellor of UCLan and the 17 official Guild sponsors.

The Record itself will be 250 pages long and will take a different style to the 1992 Record which was written by Guild historian Alan Crosby and focused on the Guild in a wider context – while the 2012 Record will focus on the people and activities of the Guild.

A copy of the Record will be made available for anyone to view at the Harris Library and the Lancashire Archives.

A decision on how many copies will be produced is due to be taken at the Preston City Council Guild committee on Tuesday 11 December and the book itself is due to be released in April next year.

View the full documents about the Guild Official Record

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