The Splash .....
.... Or Perhaps the Slide
It was quite cold in Preston yesterday with the water on the base of the fountain frozen solid and the icicles pretty large. The only movement was the srpay towards the rear.
The statue is of Sir Tom Finney who played for Preston North End in the 1940s and 50s, one of the most complete footballers of his generation, spending his entire career at Preston until he retired in 1960. He was capped for England 76 times during his career.
The statue is based on a moment in time captured by a photographer during a game between Preston and Chelsea in 1956. The pitch was saturated and Sir Tom spashed through a puddle on the ground after a tackle.
In the background is the National Football Museum, subject of recent debate as it has been proposed that it be moved to Manchester for some strange reason.
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The Tram on the ...