Preston Guild is only celebrated every twenty years, and has a history stretching back to the Middle Ages, more than 800 years ago. Described as ‘our Greatest Carnival’, the event has changed greatly over the years: originally it was held to help regulate the town’s trade, then was transformed into a fashionable get-together for gentry and burgesses, and more recently a celebration of civic pride, famous around the country. The Guild of 2012 was the first with Preston having city status.
- Author: Alan Crosby
- Binding: paperback
- ISBN: 9781859362129
- Pages: 288
- Illustrations: Illustrated throughout
- Date of Publication: March 2012
- Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm