Celebrating architecture

Chair of Civic Voice, Freddie Gick with chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust Joan Humble
Chair of Civic Voice, Freddie Gick with chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust Joan Humble
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The Fylde coast’s buildings and architecture are being celebrated with a special 

Blackpool Civic Trust, Fleetwood Civic Society and Lytham St Annes Civic Society have joined forces to host the display, entitled Buildings of the Fylde Coast: An Architectural Photographic Exhibition, at Fylde Gallery, Lytham.

The exhibition was opened by Dr Freddie Gick, chairman of Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement.

He said: “This project shows civic societies are not just about protesting. By coming together, Blackpool, Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood have put together a fantastic exhibition and are showing what can happen when we work together.”

The exhibition features large photographic images and items from Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham and St Annes and will run until 
July 4.

Marion Coupe, chairman of the Lytham St Annes Civic Society, said: “This has been a true partnership project between the three different groups. The Fylde coast is one of the best places in the world and Lytham St Annes Civic Society is proud to host this exhibition with our friends in Blackpool and Fleetwood.”

Joan Humble, chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust, added: “It’s great to be working with our neighbour societies on this project.

“This is how civic societies should work, particularly where there is a shared history or where, like on the Fylde, we’re all so physically close.”

Margaret Daniels, chairman of Fleetwood Civic Society, said: “We’ve learned more about each other as societies, sharing ideas about future projects and we’ve all realised it’s important the exhibition leaves a legacy of joint working for all of us.”