Lytham St Annes is a seaside town on the Fylde coast in Lancashire at the estuary of the River Ribble. Lytham is just two miles away from Blackpool but they are very different in character. Each August they hold a 1940s weekend, which takes place on the Green – a strip of grass running between the shore and the main coastal road. On the Green is the beautifully restored Windmill and the Old Lifeboat House Museum.
The 1940s event was a fun festival with singing, dancing, a vintage fashion show and living history displays. Winston Churchill was escorted around the town by the Mayor of Fylde to judge the best dressed shops. There was also a vehicle ride out down the main street with the congestion being managed by a 1940s policeman on point duty. We stopped at the Central Beach Cafe on Clifton Street for a sit down with tea and cakes – delicious! On the Market Square there was a windmill feature decorated in flowers to celebrate 25 years of Lytham in Bloom.
We also popped into the Assembly Rooms in Dicconson Terrace where there was a Gift and Craft Fair. This was another opportunity to sit down and to have a friendly chat with other visitors – and of course to have more tea and cakes! All in all a very pleasant day out.