If you do live in this fine city of Preston you may know a thing or two about the ‘Preston Guild’.
If you don’t know it well here is a quick summary. Preston guild is a celebration that happens every 20 years and the people of Preston celebrate the awarding of the right to hold a merchant guild (right to sell goods) in the town. It is the only place in the UK to celebrate this and is said to be the only one of its kind in the world.
As most of the curlykale staff aren’t from Preston they were a bit confused about the whole event but I was born here so have first hand knowledge. Going back 20 years, I was 9 (makes me very old) and I took part in the school concert on the park. Each school preformed different things highlighting Preston. My cousin was a house and I was a snooker pocket. Yes I was dressed in brown fabric, held my arms up and joined the other three lads who made up the rest of the pocket.
Here is an image of snooker pocket to refresh your brain of what a snooker pocket looks like. snooker.
People from my school make up a giant snooker table,with cue, and played out a few shots, all very slowly might I add. Sadly I was not part of one of the pockets that saw any action but was happy to be part of it. I also remember it being very muddy and rainy. My parents took me to see the parades in town but I don’t remember much if anything from those, just plenty of walking. Apparently the street I live on now came first for best street party several ‘Guilds’ ago.
As it is another ‘Guild’ year all this is happening again and I look forward to some fun fireworks later on this year. However I will not be dressing up as a snooker pocket this time.