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Gentry Day 2013 - Match Tickets on sale from Today.

Monday 25th February 2013

Posted by prestonsg

It is time to dig out those bowler hats and pin striped suits because the North End Gentry are returning for the away trip to Brentford on the 16th March 2012.

Tickets for this match go on sale today (25th February) from the PNE Retail and Ticket outlet. North End took nearly a thousand supporters to Swindon yesterday and we hope just as many, or even more will be donning their bowlers at Griffin Park.

You can also join us on our coach to this match to get a even better Gentry Feel of the day, visit our Travel Page for details on how you can book.

The Return of the Gentry is organised by the Preston Supporters Group (supported by PNE-Online) and is in memory of any Preston North End follower or player who may have passed away in the last 12 months.

The Gentry term was first used by third division championship winning manager Alan Ball Snr in the early 1970s stating to the Press after a game that "Preston fans are the best, they're the gentry".

This inspired a number of PNE fans to don bowler hats and even pin stripe suits at Deepdale.

In 2005 PSG arranged the "Return of the Gentry" in memory of John Tracey, a member of the original PNE Gentry who sadly passed away. This was a massive success and even saw North End's players wearing the famed bowler hats on the pitch.

In 2008 with the support of PNE-Online and other supporters groups, PSG decided to make it an annual event for all North End fans and the people of Preston to remember anyone they may have lost during that season/year.

The Return of The Gentry is heading back to London for the trip to Brentford as these have often proved to be the most enjoyable trips on the calender. This is also one of only two grounds with terracing which we feel will add to the enjoyment of the day.

Preston Supporters Group with the support of PNEONLINE will be pulling out all the stops to make this another great day in the PNE fans' calendar. However it will not be a success without your support, so please get out your bowlers, pinstripes, bow ties and lets once again show London town once again that “The Gentry” are a cut above everyone else.

Whilst enjoying ourselves on this momentous day let’s not forget the reason for doing so. You can leave the names of your loved ones and friends or your stories on our memories page.. This helps us all to remember everyone from the PNE 'family' who are no longer with us.

If you would like to read more about 'The Gentry', keep checking PNE-ONLINE or The PSG Website

You can also follow The Gentry on @pnegentry or join Facebook Page

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