Old Lytham Photos

Old Lytham Photos

We’ve been for a rummage through the archives and found some old Lytham photos to share with you – and even some video from 1903!

We’d love to share yours too. Have you got any that you’d like to add? They can be from any era – they’re all equally interesting. Your previously unseen family photos would be perfect – with a photo caption to explain what it is.

All photos will be credited to you (of course).  Just email them to jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk

Old Lytham Videos

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This first amazing clip was uploaded to YouTube by Guy Jones. It shows views of the brand new electric tram route in Lytham on 28 May 1903. It’s from the Mitchell and Kenyon collection

Next up is a clip uploaded by Gordon Birt, where you travel from Lytham to South Shore at Blackpool. This video combines some of the first one with five other Mitchell and Kenyon films from 1903. Amazing!

Old Lytham Photos – Back to the Early 1900’s

Now onto our collection of old Lytham photos that we’ve curated for you. If you’re fascinated by the area you can read a potted history of Lytham here.

It’s also interesting to see how some things have changed a lot, and others look very similar.

Lytham Town Centre in the Olden Days

Many of the beautiful architectural buildings in these old photos can still be seen in the town today. Do you recognise the buildings of Clifton Street?

Take a look around Lytham Town Centre as it is today.

Lytham Market Square in 1907
Lytham Market Square in 1907. From Tuck Postcards
Church Road and Market Square in 1909, from Tuck Postcards
Church Road and Market Square in 1909, from Tuck Postcards
Lytham Market Place, sent in by Juliette Gregson
Lytham Market Place, sent in by Juliette Gregson
Clifton Street Lytham 1909, from Tuck Postcards
Clifton Street Lytham 1909, from Tuck Postcards
Clifton Street Lytham 1909, from Tuck Postcards
Clifton Street Lytham 1909, from Tuck Postcards

Look at the message written on the front of the next postcard. ‘We went here in a car from Blackpool. 8 miles.’ The family who sent the message must have been fairly well to-do because car travel was quite a thing in those days!

Lytham Seafront in the Olden Days

Why don’t you look around Lytham seafront today. See what looks different – and what looks much the same.

East Beach Lytham in 1904
East Beach Lytham in 1904
East Parade Lytham, sent in by Juliette Gregson
East Parade Lytham, sent in by Juliette Gregson
Lytham Baths in 1909, now the Assembly rooms, from Tuck Postcards
Lytham Baths in 1909, now the Assembly rooms, from Tuck Postcards
West Beach Lytham in 1907, from Tuck Postcards
West Beach Lytham in 1907, from Tuck Postcards
Lytham Promenade, sent in by Juliette Gregson
Lytham Promenade, sent in by Juliette Gregson
Lytham Pier in 1909
Lytham Pier in 1909
Lytham Windmill in 1909, from Tuck Postcards
Lytham Windmill in 1909, from Tuck Postcards
Lytham Windmill, sent in by Juliette Gregson
The Windmill on the green, image thanks to Visit Fylde Coast contributor Juliette Gregson

Lowther Gardens and Lytham Hall

Lowther Gardens Lytham in 1909
Lowther Gardens Lytham in 1909
Lytham Hall in 1909, from Tuck postcards
Lytham Hall in 1909, from Tuck postcards

Railway Posters

Many thanks again to Visit Fylde Coast contributor Juliette Gregson for sending us these old railway poster images:

Lytham St Annes Railway poster

Lytham St Annes Railway poster

Lytham St Annes Railway poster

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