Greg's Presentation to BSA Socrel Conference : Durham April 2013


Once in every 20 years Preston Guild takes place... interpreted here not so much as a carnival but as a generational liminal ritual, through which a new generation of citizens, and organized groups, including churches, are intitated into the status of Proud Prestonian.  The paper also traces the development across the century of the material religious culture of the town..in costumes, artefacts, floats and tableaux representing the important religious themes of the time.


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More of My photos of the


For more video footage of the Guild processions try (and there is more to search on Youtube)


2012 Churches Procession


Vintage Guild weekend


Opening Ceremony


Community Procession


the 1992 Guild


the 1972 Guild


1952 Guild




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