Monday, 28 January 2008

One for the resident Monkey

Hello there, monkey, this is a post just for you to read!
This is a post for my son, who is a Preston North End Supporter. (By the way, any experts out there, is there such a thing as Preston South End?). Here is their badge, and maybe one day I’ll get round to knitting its design onto a jumper for you, sweetheart!

This is where the badge comes from. The lamb is the symbol of St. Wilfrid, patron saint of Preston. The monks of Ripon, where St. Wilfrid had been abbot, held land around Preston in the middle ages, so St. Wilfrid became the their patron and his symbol was adopted by the town and, eventually, by the football club. (Thanks to Simon Platt for this information).

Well done for their win the other day, now let’s see if they can keep it up when they play Portsmouth!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thankyou Mummy for a lovely post.
Come on Preston!
Love, from the resident Monkey.