Preston Guild 2012

Preston Guild started back in 1179 - sharing a heritage of over 800 years. It is the only Guild still celebrated in the UK.

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Wallace and Gromit creator honoured at the Preston Guild celebrations

Wallace and Gromit float Credit: Amy Welch

Preston is thanking the people who've contributed to the city's proud history as part of the Guild celebrations and this year, members of the public were asked to nominate who they think should be made an honorary Burgess.

A float in honour of Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, who's from Preston, was created.

The Guild festival hub at Avenham Park Credit: Amy Welch

When the Guild first started people needed burgess status to trade in the city. Now its more about recognising the achievements of Prestonians.

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