Fans launch campaign for Sir Tom Finney Museum

Two Preston North End fans have launched a Facebook campaign calling for an old museum to be dedicated to Sir Tom Finney, who died last week aged 91.

Campaign for a Sir Tom Finney Museum gathers steam

The former home of the National Football Museum in Preston. Credit: Adam McClean, ITV Granada

A campaign to open a museum dedicated to Sir Tom Finney has gathered steam on Facebook.

More than 13,000 people would like to see it opened in the former home of the National Football Museum at Deepdale Stadium.

The old museum behind Sir Tom Finney's statue at Deepdale. Credit: Adam McClean, ITV Granada

The building has been closed to the public since the museum moved to Manchester in 2012.

The last traces of the building's previous life as a museum.. Credit: Adam McClean, ITV Granada

Campaigner: Tom Finney museum campaign needs public support to grow.

Preston North End fan Nick Lenehan set up a Facebook page calling for the old National Football museum, which now lies empty at the club's Deepdale stadium, to be transformed into the Sir Tom Finney museum.

The campaign has attracted over 12,000 likes in just a few days and is likely to keep on growing. Campaigners think that with more public support the club itself may get involved in the project,

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Sir Tom Finney Museum campaign continues to grow

Sir Tom Finney Museum Facebook page
Facebook page calling for a Sir Tom Finney Museum to open in Preston Credit: Facebook

A Facebook campaign calling for an old museum to be dedicated to Sir Tom Finney, who died last week aged 91 has attracted over 12,000 likes in just a few days and is likely to keep on growing.

Preston North End fans Kevin Riding and Nick Lenehan set up the page calling for the old National Football museum, which now lies empty at the club's Deepdale stadium, to be transformed into the Sir Tom Finney museum.

Fans launch campaign to create Sir Tom Finney museum

Preston North End fans Kevin Riding and Nick Lenehan set up the page which has attracted nearly 10,000 likes Credit: Facebook

A Facebook campaign calling for an old museum to be dedicated to Sir Tom Finney, who died last week aged 91 has attracted nearly 10,000 likes.

Preston North End fans Kevin Riding and Nick Lenehan set up the page calling for the old National Football museum, which now lies empty at the club's Deepdale stadium, to be transformed into the Sir Tom Finney museum.

Kevin said "I am amazed by the support this page is receiving, but not surprised by the esteem that Sir Tom Finney is held in."

Tributes from around the world have poured in for the former England footballer, with David Beckham describing him as a "true gentleman".

Finney played for Preston North End for his entire career and represented England at three World Cups.