Raising a glass to some of the Fylde coast’s societies over the last century

Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lion Club won the team prize at the Portmadoc Lions' Club's Open golf championship at Portmadoc Golf Club, in 1980 with AF Simmons being runner-up in the individual championship after a card play-off to D Pounds. The pictures shows - from left: JC Wilson, D Pounds, Mrs Glynn Jones, Mr Glynn Jones (president Portmadoc Lions), AF Simmons
Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lion Club won the team prize at the Portmadoc Lions' Club's Open golf championship at Portmadoc Golf Club, in 1980 with AF Simmons being runner-up in the individual championship after a card play-off to D Pounds. The pictures shows - from left: JC Wilson, D Pounds, Mrs Glynn Jones, Mr Glynn Jones (president Portmadoc Lions), AF Simmons

This week in pictures we focus in on looking back at some of the Fylde coast’s many societies and social groups.

The original Newton with Clifton Village Hall Committee is pictured in 1956.

The original Newton hall villlage hall committee in 1956.

The original Newton hall villlage hall committee in 1956.

Photographed toasting at St Annes Old Links Golf Club annual dinner: L Stuart, J C Stapleton and D Holmes.

Fleetwood and Cleveleys Lion Club won the team prize at the Portmadoc Lions’ Club’s Open golf championship and are pictured, in 1980.

Chartered accountants from the north west held their annual dinner and dance, at the Savoy Hotel, in 1978.

The Lancashire and Cumbria branch of the Association of Certified Accountants, held their dinner and dance in 1981.

Guests and officials at the Blackpool and South branch of the National Federation of retail newsagents annual dinner at the Baronial Hall of the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, 1983

Guests and officials at the Blackpool and South branch of the National Federation of retail newsagents annual dinner at the Baronial Hall of the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, 1983

The Blackpool and South branch, of the National Federation of newsagents, held its dinner at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, in 1983.

Toasting the clubhouse's new extension, at St Annes Old Links Golf Club annual dinner, 1980. From left - Mr L Stuart (president of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs), Mr J C Stapleton (captain St Annes Old Link) and D Holmes (captain of Fylde Captains)

Toasting the clubhouse's new extension, at St Annes Old Links Golf Club annual dinner, 1980. From left - Mr L Stuart (president of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs), Mr J C Stapleton (captain St Annes Old Link) and D Holmes (captain of Fylde Captains)

At their annual dinner and dance at the Savoy Hotel, Blackpool, chartered accountants, throughout the north west entertained their ladies and guests. Pictured with the president Coun Paul Clegg and his wife, are from left: Mr and Mrs K Bleazard, Peter Adcroft (dinner secretary Blackpool and Fylde branch) and Mrs Adcroft, Mr Henry P Bee (past president) and Mrs Bee, and Mr Michael Thompson (vice president) and Mrs Thompson (seated)

At their annual dinner and dance at the Savoy Hotel, Blackpool, chartered accountants, throughout the north west entertained their ladies and guests. Pictured with the president Coun Paul Clegg and his wife, are from left: Mr and Mrs K Bleazard, Peter Adcroft (dinner secretary Blackpool and Fylde branch) and Mrs Adcroft, Mr Henry P Bee (past president) and Mrs Bee, and Mr Michael Thompson (vice president) and Mrs Thompson (seated)

The Lancashire and Cumbria District Society branch of the Association of Certified Accountants held their dinner and dance at the Crest Hotel, Preston, in 1981. Pictured from left to right: Mrs Hadley, Mr C Lewis Dean of Blackpool (president), Mrs Dean, Coun RV Hadley, mayor of Kendal, Miss Vera Di Palma, president of the association of certified accountants Mr E Jones, Mr Di Palma, Mrs Butcher and Coun RE Butcher, Mayor of Preston

The Lancashire and Cumbria District Society branch of the Association of Certified Accountants held their dinner and dance at the Crest Hotel, Preston, in 1981. Pictured from left to right: Mrs Hadley, Mr C Lewis Dean of Blackpool (president), Mrs Dean, Coun RV Hadley, mayor of Kendal, Miss Vera Di Palma, president of the association of certified accountants Mr E Jones, Mr Di Palma, Mrs Butcher and Coun RE Butcher, Mayor of Preston