By Chris Wright
Preston has come to a reverent standstill this afternoon as thousands of people have lined the streets to say their final goodbyes to North End legend Sir Tom Finney, who passed away at the age of 91 a fortnight ago.
Due to his synonymous affinity with Preston and its football club, Finney was given a civic funeral at Preston Minster earlier this afternoon, with Sir Bobby Charlton, David Moyes, Jimmy Armfield, Tommy Docherty and Sir Trevor Brooking among the many footballing faces in attendance to pay their last respects to the man they called ‘The Plumber’.
A portrait of Sir Tom Finney sits by the alter before his civic funeral at St John’s Minster, Preston
The concourse outside Deepdale is covered in flowers, messages, shirts and other loving tributes from the Preston faithful
Sir Tom Finney’s funeral precession moves slowly past the crowds of Preston fans gathered outside Deepdale
Hundreds of PNE fans gather in the stands at Deepdale to watch Sir Tom’s funeral service on the big screen
A floral tribute to Sir Tom sent by FIFA and presented by FIFA’s British vice-president Jim Boyce
RIP Sir Tom Finney.