Club day was bigger and better than ever

Amber Dixon, seven from Lytham St Annes at Lytham Club Gala Day

Amber Dixon, seven from Lytham St Annes at Lytham Club Gala Day

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The organisers of Lytham Club Day say this weekend’s event more than lived up to their ambition to make it the biggest and best ever.

The traditional morning procession through the streets, starting at Station Road, had more people taking part than ever before, according to organiser Andrea Swindlehurst

Lytham Club Day parade

Lytham Club Day parade

She said: “It was a fantastic Club Day, everything we hoped it would be.

“More people took part and more people watched the parade. It was a fantastic event. One to remember.”

The procession featured a host of local organisations’ colourful floats, followed by the crowning of new rose queen Emily Leaper in the grounds of Lytham Hall.

New branding, featuring Lytham’s distinctive windmill and a traditional Lancashire red rose, has been introduced this year to promote the event following a grant of £1,900 from Fylde Council’s Community Projects Fund.

Lytham Club Day Rose Queen Emily Leaper, 16

Lytham Club Day Rose Queen Emily Leaper, 16

Once the procession finished everyone was invited to catch a vintage bus outside Serco/Aegon in Ballam Road and come up to Lytham Hall.

The evening entertainment included a family ceilidh until 8pm to the sounds of the steel band.

The weekend at the Hall was be rounded off with a Songs of Praise-style concert in the marquee from 3pm on yesterday afternoon.

Lytham Club Day parade

Lytham Club Day parade

from left, Designer Greg Anderton, Alan Oldfield, Joe Robinson Cuff & Taylor, Bobby Ball, Adele Willis, Carole and Town Crier Collin Ballard at the opening of Lytham Club Day festival

from left, Designer Greg Anderton, Alan Oldfield, Joe Robinson Cuff & Taylor, Bobby Ball, Adele Willis, Carole and Town Crier Collin Ballard at the opening of Lytham Club Day festival