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
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.
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.
Lowther Gardens and Lytham Hall
Many thanks again to Visit Fylde Coast contributor Juliette Gregson for sending us these old railway poster images:
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