Lytham Memorial Garden

Lytham Memorial Garden

Lytham Memorial Garden is a compact, formal garden, right at the heart of Lytham Town Centre. It’s adjacent to the Market Square, across the road from Clifton Square. As the name suggests, it’s also where you’ll find the towns war memorial.

Lytham Memorial Garden

Lytham Memorial Garden

The land where the garden stands today has been a part of the Lytham landscape since the early 1800’s. The market hall was built in 1848 and is still in use today as shops and offices.

The Market Hall building, adjacent to Lytham Memorial Garden
The Market Hall building, adjacent to Lytham Memorial Garden

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Round about 1882 a Memorial Drinking Fountain had been placed on the site to commemorate John Talbot Clifton of Lytham Hall. It remained a feature of the gardens until 1920 when it was moved to Station Square to make space for the War Memorial. That was erected to commemorate those lost in the First World War.

As with most other war memorials, the names of those lost in World War Two were later added. It’s been further altered to include those lost in conflict up to the present day.

The Water Fountain and the War Memorial are both grade II listed.

Restoration of Lytham Memorial Garden

In 2007, the garden was fully restored, thanks to funding from Fylde Council and the sterling efforts of the local community. The Lytham In Bloom team drove the restoration.

It included refurbishment of the war memorial, paths, fencing, furniture, lawns, lighting, drainage and seasonal bedding schemes.

The address for Lytham Memorial Garden is Market Square, Lytham, FY8 5LW

The Market Hall and Lytham Memorial Garden
The Market Hall and Lytham Memorial Garden
The War Memorial at the centre of Lytham Memorial Garden
The War Memorial at the centre of Lytham Memorial Garden

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