Marvin Hires “In Lytham Square there’s a man who sells Bonds ice-cream (try a bunny in a bunker) from an old yellow trike. Whelans in Lytham serves the best fish and chips.”

St. Anne's is a traditional seaside town with a Victorian Pier, gardens and entertainment for all ages. St. Anne's is famous for its Golf Links, there are four championship courses, the Royal Lytham and St. Anne's, St.Anne's Old Links, Fairhaven and Lytham Green Drive.

This is to ignore the new-fangled Lytham Quays, which is more The Only Way Is Lytham, and the less said about it the better. The town is, in fact, two poshvilles for the price of one, joined at the hip at Fairhaven Lake. Lytham, the older, is all gentlemen’s outfitters and toasted teacakes; St Annes-on-Sea, laid out by a Victorian mill owner for a better class of holidaymaker, is ever so slightly racier, with bandstands, paddling pools and all manner of thrills. No surprise which Les moved to.

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Lytham was founded around 600 BC.[citation needed] For many centuries the economy of Lytham was dependent on fishing and shrimping, until the advent of tourism and seaside health cures. After the start of the Industrial Revolution, wealthy industrialists moved from the east of the county. Lytham's tree-lined streets are flanked by small shops, many of which are family businesses.[citation needed]

Previously there were stations in Station Road, Lytham (1846–1874) and at Gillett's Crossing Halt near the Old Links Golf Course, St Annes (1913–1949).

Experience exhilarating walks in the winter, nostalgic seaside fun in the summer, a feast of festivals and events to see us through the year; we're sure you'll agree it can't get much better than this?

In St Annes another group of developers succeeded in gaining planning permission to build a block of flats on the site of a derelict children's home in the sand dunes to the north of St Annes. This plan was resisted by local campaigners, as a result of which the council initially refused planning permission, but their decision was overturned on appeal to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and building work was nearing completion by late 2007.

The modern, vibrant town of Skelmersdale sprang up in 1961 as the North West's first new town, although the area's roots can be traced back to Viking times. The town itself is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving industrial estates and busy shopping areas, yet is...

Fylde Rugby Club, who compete in English National League one, play at the Woodlands Memorial Ground, which is shared with Blackpool Rugby League Club, who compete in National League Two. Amongst their notable players are two British and Irish Lions, Bill Beaumont and Brian Ashton.

Secondary care is mainly provided by the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust[46]

Well connected? Trains: stations at Lytham, Ansdell & Fairhaven and St Annes, with trains to Blackpool (hourly, 14-17 mins) and Preston (25 mins). Driving: it’s 25 mins to Preston, 20 to Blackpool, and just over an hour to central Manchester and Liverpool.

Lytham 1940's Weekend which takes place at the beginning of August takes place on Lytham Green with historical re-enactment, WWII vehicles on display, antique stalls and information stands from various organisations.

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There is some confusion, even among residents of the town, about whether the correct name is "St Annes" or "St Anne's". The apostrophe has been dropped from the name by many of the residents of the town and has long been absent in many formal uses, such as local newspaper the Lytham St Annes Express,[12] St Annes Parish Church,[13] and Lytham St. Annes High Technology College, although the spelling St. Anne's is still sometimes used.[14]

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In contrast to Blackpool, just along the coast is Lytham, here you can enjoy peaceful parks, beautiful gardens and admire the old half-timbered buildings. There is a fine promenade and lovely sandy beach.

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Ansdell is a small village between Lytham and St Annes, on the landward side of the railway line. It has its own railway station (shared with Fairhaven), the "Ansdell Institute" club and a public library. It is famous because of Richard Ansdell RA, an artist who lived in the area and painted numerous oils depicting hunting scenes. In fact, Ansdell enjoys the distinction of being the only place in England to be named after an artist.[17]

The manor of Lytham passed through several owners until in 1606 it was sold to Cuthbert Clifton for £4,300.[26] Clifton enlarged the manor house and made it the family seat. The house was replaced in 1757 with the present Lytham Hall, designed by architect John Carr of York.[24] At this time St Annes did not exist, but Lytham was large enough to be called a town, with its own promenade and a reputation as a resort.[27]

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Hang out at… Lots of cafes, tearooms and chippies. But the Taps gets my vote for stellar beers.

Lytham Cricket and Sports Club is based in Church Road, Lytham. It is the home of Lytham St Annes Hockey Club[43] and also provides facilities for cricket, tennis and football.

In 2009 Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor took over with a one-night concert by Lesley Garrett, but since then the concert has grown into a three-night festival with such performers as Olly Murs, Status Quo, Katherine Jenkins, Boyzone, Alfie Boe, Toyah Willcox, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Belinda Carlisle, T'Pau and the Real Thing. The 2013 line-up included Russell Watson, Jason Donovan, Sonia and Rita Ora.[38] Cuffe and Taylor have received the prestigious BIBA Award for the festival.

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Louise Deeks “There are many walks, a vibrant cafe culture, a music festival, and the lovely shops include Storytellers, an independent book store.”

So posh it has four golf courses; it’s the yin to neighbour Blackpool’s yang

Lytham is the location of the Foulnaze cockle fishery. The fishery has only opened the cockle beds on the Lancashire coast three times in twenty years and August 2013 was the last of these openings.[8]

There are two other golf clubs in the area, which have all hosted qualifying for The Open Championship. They are Fairhaven Golf Club and perhaps the most well known, St Annes Old Links Golf Club, which has also hosted many other top events in the golfing calendar. The Old Links course runs northwards from Highbury Road on the landward side of the railway line.[41]


A campaign against the planned closure of Warton Street Post Office, serving the eastern end of Lytham, met with more immediate success. In March 2008, the post office was removed from the national list of post offices scheduled for closure.

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The Lytham St Annes Civic Society operates a local blue plaque scheme.[29] These commemorate historic buildings and residents, including Sir John Alcock and George Formby. The buildings commemorated are all still standing with the exception of the St Annes War Memorial Hospital, where a small housing estate now stands.

Fylde Triathlon Club was formed following the success of the annual St Annes Triathlon that is held in May at St Annes Swimming pool. In 2009 the club is also organising a triathlon in Fleetwood.

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For 2015 the event will run as a week long event under the name Lytham Festival.[citation needed]

The 2012 Olympic torch relay passed through St Annes, Fairhaven and then Lytham before continuing onto nearby Warton and Freckleton.

Some of Lytham's oldest buildings are located in Henry Street and Dicconson Terrace. Henry Street is the location of the Taps public house, a popular real ale establishment on the Fylde that has won numerous Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) awards.[6] The Lytham Brewery is a microbrewery founded in 2007 and the owners operate a production facility on the outskirts of the town.[7]

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