The route of Sir Tom Finney’s final journey through Preston has been revealed by council chiefs.
Thousands are expected to pack the streets as the city pays homage to its greatest son on Thursday February 27.
The cortege will begin at his beloved Deepdale where the funeral procession will pause in front of the stadium he graced as a player and later as its finest ambassador.
It will travel down Sir Tom Finney Way and Deepdale Road, passing within yards of his first home in St Michael’s Road and his local primary school.
When it reaches the end of Deepdale Road it will turn right in front of Preston Prison and right again up Ringway, turning left into Tithebarn Street and travelling along in front of the bus station.
It will then go right on Lord Street and left into Lancaster Road where it will be joined by a procession of civic dignitaries from the Town Hall. At the end of Lancaster Road it will bear left into Church Street to the front of Preston Minster where the funeral service will begin at 1pm.