By complete coincidence, when I turned up to shoot Preston North End’s Deepdale football ground some years ago, it was the last night that the Pavillion Paddock was open to Preston supporters as a working football stand, which, at the time, was the oldest surviving stand in the football league.
To sign the Pavillion Paddock off in fitting style, an amazing sunset lit up the night sky above Deepdale.
‘What an amazing sunset. Bet you haven’t seen many like that?’ I nodded to a passing fan, who’d been a Preston supporter for over 50 years.
‘We all believe the almighty is from Preston and looks after his own at North End‘, he quipped with a twinkle.