Category Archives: Preston Guild

Will Onda’s films to feature in new DVD released for Preston Guild

On Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm a new film about Preston will premier at Preston’s Charter Theatre. The Film titled ‘Preston and its Guilds 1902 – 1992 is a collaboration between North West Film Archive and the Harris Museum & … Continue reading

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Will Onda pictured at the 1922 Preston Guild!

The countdown to Christmas has begun but in Preston it is also countdown to the 2012 Preston Guild. The first recorded Guild celebration was in 1397 but it has been held every 20 years since 1542 – apart from a … Continue reading

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Entertainment and Public Service – Onda in the 1920s

The 1920s are turning out to have been quite a busy decade for Onda both personally and professionally – but one that had ups as well as downs. By the time Onda turned 50 in 1929 he had he become … Continue reading

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Once every Preston Guild – a film is born!

The Preston Guild is a major event which happens in Preston in Lancashire every 20 years. Preston is now the only remaining place in Britain to still celebrate a Merchant Guild, which was once traditional in medieval market towns. The … Continue reading

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