Sir Tom Finney funeral relayed at PNE's Deepdale ground

Tributes to Sir Tom Finney Sir Tom Finney played his entire career at Preston North End

Related Stories

The civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney will be broadcast at Preston North End's Deepdale ground, Preston City Council has confirmed.

The England and Preston North End winger died on 14 February, aged 91.

His funeral service will take place at 13:00 GMT on Thursday at Preston Minster.

The council said the funeral cortege will be accompanied by a mounted police escort and met by military veterans to acknowledge his wartime service.

Free tickets

The city council said fans at Deepdale will need a ticket to watch the funeral of Sir Tom who played 76 times for England and spent his entire career with the Preston club.

Tickets, which are free, are available from PNE's club shop.

The cortege will pass Preston North End's ground at 12:15. It will head to Tithebarn Street to be met by police on horseback.

It will be met outside Preston Guildhall by representatives from the Preston and District Veterans Association before its scheduled arrival at Preston Minster at about 12:50. The service is due to start at 13:00.

Preston City Council said Church Street will be closed to traffic and pedestrians during the service.

Sir Tom Finney Sir Tom won 76 caps for England, scoring 30 goals

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Lancashire



5 °C 3 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Lotus 97T driven by Elio de AngelisBeen and Gone

    A champion F1 designer and other notable losses

  • A poster of Boris Nemtsov at a rally in St Petersburg, Russia, 1 MarchWho killed Nemtsov?

    Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.