Founded in 1987, Lytham Heritage Groups mission is to ‘preserve and promote the history and heritage of the ancient parish of Lytham.’ That includes Lytham, Saltcotes, Ansdell, Fairhaven, Heyhouses, Kilgrimol and St Annes.
Exhibitions at Lytham Heritage Centre
At last, the Heritage Centre is expecting to reopen on 22 June 2021!
The first show displays the work of an exciting new exhibitor, Glynn Ward – a prolific painter of landscapes, cars and local North West scenes.
|22 June – 18 July||“Captured on Canvas” From the botanical to mechanical, a unique collection of art inspired in Lancashire by Glynn Ward.|
|20 July – 08 Aug||The Art and Craft Guild of Lancashire Summer Exhibition.|
|10 – 29 Aug||“Natural Inspirations” Contemporary Art by Joan Aitchison.|
|30 Aug – 19 Sep||“To Frame or Not to Frame?” mixed media paintings by Margaret Rodwell.|
|21 Sept – 10 Oct||“Autumn Exhibition” by LSA Art Society.|
|12 Oct – 21 Nov||“The ‘Mexico’ Disaster” Lytham Heritage Group exhibition to commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the worst ever Lifeboat disaster that occurred locally on 9 December 1886.|
|30 Nov – 05 Dec||“Christmas Fayre Week” buy original gifts by local artists and crafts people.|
Lytham Heritage Group Today
Lytham Heritage Group has a large membership and an active calendar of events.
The large group of active members enjoy regular exhibitions and speakers. They also manage the Heritage Centre in Clifton Square. Enjoy exhibitions, the Archive Centre and the Windmill Museum.
It hosts exhibitions by local art societies, individual artists, local schools and community groups. The Centre provides information on what to see in Lytham and where to find it. There are regular talks from interesting speakers. Plus booklets and pamphlets for educational purposes, including the history of Lytham – ‘Our Town’.
Join Lytham Heritage Group
Interested in the history and heritage of Lytham and surrounding areas? Why don’t you become a member for a very modest annual subscription.
Lytham Heritage Group aims to entertain, inform and educate the membership, local people and visitors to the town. To do this it needs the help of willing volunteers.
Annual membership is very reasonable. There’s a full programme of events for members and a regular newsletter. If you join you might enjoy it and want to get a bit more involved!
Find out More
- Find Lytham Heritage Centre at 2 Henry Street, Lytham, FY8 5LE
- Open Tuesdays – Sundays from 10am to 4pm
- Tel 01253 730787
- Take a look at their own website
- Join them on Facebook
How Lytham Heritage Group Began and Grew
The Group began back in 1987. Plans were afoot to demolish the Baths building – which was saved and is now the Assembly Rooms. The Heritage Group staged its first art exhibition with paintings of the building. The rest, as they say, is history!
In 1989 Lytham Windmill came under the custodianship of the Heritage Group, following another landmark exhibition of its history.
The current Heritage Centre was originally a TSB bank. A Grade II listed building, built in 1899 for the Manchester and County Bank.
Later, the Group opened the Old Lifeboat House, next to the windmill on Lytham Green. Not only does it contain exhibits, it also includes the fully restored ‘Chapman’ lifeboat from 1901.
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