Preston Guild is held once every 20 years.
It’s the only Guild celebration in the country.
The Guild was first started in 1179 by local traders, craftsmen and merchants. Known as the Guild Merchant, the organisation used to control trade in the town.
The Guild Merchant’s trade control ended in 1790 but the Guild celebrations continued.
This was Saturday, August 18, 2012.
Morris Dancers are obligatory at every Preston Guild.