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Talk on Preston’s footballing icons to take place at Lancashire Archives

Posted on - 4th June, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston North End, What's On in Preston
The Invincibles Standing L to R: J. Ross, R. Price (groundsman), J. Goodall, N. Brown (committee), J. Trainer, R. Holmes, Seated L to R: J. Gordon, R. Howarth, R. Kelso, D. Russell, S. Thompson, J Graham, G. Drummond
The Invincibles, standing L to R: J. Ross, R. Price (groundsman), J. Goodall, N. Brown (committee), J. Trainer, R. Holmes. Seated L to R: J. Gordon, R. Howarth, R. Kelso, D. Russell, S. Thompson, J Graham, G. Drummond

A free event exploring Preston’s footballing icons is taking place at Lancashire Archives.

Michael Barrett’s talk, titled Preston’s Footballing Icons: The Invincibles, will look at how the unbeaten North End team of 1888-89 took the football world by storm.

Michael is the Heritage Co-ordinator at Preston North End Community and Education Trust.

He’s also the author of bestselling graphic novel Preston North End – The Rise of The Invincibles, and PNE Forever – Stories from the Fans of Preston North End.

A snap of a photo of the Invincibles, which is on display at Lancashire Archives courtesy of The National Football Museum Pic: Blog Preston
A snap of a photo of The Invincibles, which is on display at Lancashire Archives courtesy of The National Football Museum Pic: Blog Preston

The talk will cover in detail the making of his book on The Invincibles, plus there’s the chance to view the Pride of the Pitch exhibition, which is on at the Archives until October.

Read more: National Football Museum brings new Pride of the Pitch exhibition to Lancashire Archives in Preston

Preston’s Footballing Icons: The Invincibles, a talk by Michael Barrett, takes place on Saturday 8 June at 2pm.

Free tickets are available from the Lancashire County Council website. Booking is essential as places are limited.

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