In 1882, hundreds of masked and costumed people wound their way through the streets, their route illuminated by flaming torches and a new Guild tradition was born.
In 1992 the Torchlight Procession drew the biggest crowds of the week. Around 250,000 people were richly rewarded with a spectacular moving show of music, light, colour, drama and fun, involving 1,650 walkers and 96 floats representing 178 diverse organisations, accompanied by 20 bands.
The 2012 procession will be another amazing, never-to-be-forgotten experience. This last procession of the Guild is open to anyone who feels they want the added challenge of producing an illuminated display.
The procession will begin at 8pm.
For more information, or to sign up for the procession, visit www.prestonguild2012.com.
From the city centre follow the A6 north for approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. Moor Park is on the right.
There are numerous buses from Preston bus station. Please contact the Transport Enquiry Line on 0870 6082608 for times.