Lytham

Lytham

Lytham street where the past and present look strikingly similar

Taken nearly 50 years apart, these two shots of Church Road, in Lytham, show how little some things have changed over the last half a century.

Nostalgia
Louise Martin of the Friends of Lytham Institute and Library present their petition for the restoration of servuces to Lytham Library to Lancashire County Council cabinet membetr Peter Buckley, with supporters and other county councillors looking on

Step forward in bid to save town library

Campaigners aiming to see Lytham’s library back in its traditional home have vowed to battle on after hopes of the service being restored to town took a key step forward.

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Sketch is an exhibition being run at the Peter Scott Gallery in Lancaster

Things to do (November 16 to 21)

If you are looking for ideas of things to do this weekend, why try one or two of these?

Whats on
Lytham and St Annes town crier Colin Ballard

Retiring Colin set to carry on crying

Town crier Colin Ballard could carry on in some capacity after all, following the earlier announcement of his intended retirement.

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Trevor Sinclair

Ex-footballer investigated after drink drive arrest

A former Blackpool FC player arrested on suspicion of drink driving, common assault and criminal damage has been released from police custody.

Blackpool
Ashton Memorial

Which are the best architecturally-designed buildings?

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Emergency services attended the scene after the woman walked into the sea

Coastguard rescuers help hunt for missing pensioner - who was found hidden in a loo!

A pensioner was found ‘concealed’ in a downstairs loo at her rest home – after sparking a frantic search involving the Coastguard and police.

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Tom Blasson, secretary of the Ribble Cruising Club, was the first person to shake Lieut Commander Eric Sumner by the hand, as he stepped ashore from Francette at Lytham Creek on his return from the journey to the United States

When the boat comes in...

What about this for a warm welcome? More than 40 years ago, crowds lined the Lytham foreshore to salute the courage of Lt-Cdr Eric Sumner, whose 7,000-mile sailing feat to America and back in his boat Francette had captured the imagination of Fylde folk.

Nostalgia
Priti unsurprising: Priti Patel has now resigned

Tory MPs reveal past Israel trips as Patel fallout goes on

Tory MPs on the Fylde Coast today revealed why they had travelled to Israel on fact-finding missions - and insisted they had done nothing wrong.

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Jane Boyle, a former teacher at Lytham CE School, who has died, aged 61

Tribute to ex-teacher ‘who changed lives’

A memorial service is to be held in Lytham for a former teacher in the town.

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Remembrance Day ceremony at Blackpool war memorial

‘Let’s turn out for those who gave their lives’

Fylde coast residents are being urged to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to the war dead at Remembrance Sunday services this weekend.

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Sarah Jane Stone and Mike Hall in the recording studio

Players tell glorious story of a New York socialite

Rehearsals are well underway for the next production being staged by the Anonymous Players.

Theatre and Comedy
Tom Blasson, secretary of the Ribble Cruising Club, was the first person to shake Lieut Commander Eric Sumner by the hand, as he stepped ashore from Francette at Lytham Creek on his return from his  journey to the United States

A historical Fylde homecoming

What about this for a warm welcome? More than 40 years ago, crowds lined the Lytham foreshore to salute the courage of Lt-Cdr Eric Sumner, whose 7,000-mile sailing feat to America and back in his boat Francette had captured the imagination of Fylde folk.

Nostalgia
Some of the substance that has washed up (Picture: Wyre Council)

Beach patrols on alert as tests are awaited in Fylde coast 'pollution incident'

The source of a mystery substance being washed up on beaches along the Fylde coast remains unknown, officials said.

Environment
Fylde mayor Coun John Singleton

Mayor’s Remembrance Sunday turnout hope

Fylde mayor John Singleton is urging residents to turn out in numbers to pay their respects to the war dead at Remembrance Sunday services this weekend.

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File photo dated of a person using a computer (Pic: Adam Peck/PA Wire)

Pupils told they may have to re-do 20 hours’ work after GCSE Computer Science blunder

Hundreds of schoolchildren are feared to have been affected by a ‘computer security error’, which one school said will see pupils’ GCSE coursework scrapped.

Education
Comedian Ed Byrne

Ed’s got the spoilers for family life and politics in new show

Comedian Ed Byrne comes to the Fylde tomorrow, with tickets still remaining for his Lowther Pavilion show.

Theatre and Comedy
Wyre Council released this picture of the substance smeared on the sand in Cleveleys earlier

UPDATE: Mystery substance 'likely' to be toxic palm oil - sparking warning to parents and dog walkers

A mysterious yellow and white substance washing up on Fylde coast beaches could be toxic palm oil, it is feared.
Environment
Lytham Halls outdoor theatre season

Lytham Hall’s open air plays in line for top tourism award

Lytham Hall’s outdoor theatre season will be among a number of Fylde hopefuls in various categories as it bids for success in the Lancashire Tourism Awards at the first attempt.

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Pizza

Where are the best pizza take-aways in Lancashire?

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