Exhibition on Fleetwood founder Decimus Burton

Decimus Burton
Decimus Burton

Fleetwood Civic Society is staging a tribute to architect and town planner Decimus Burton next week as part of a national heritage event.

It is holding an exhibition which will highlight the career of Burton, responsible for part of the town’s original lay-out and the design of many of Fleetwood’s finest buildings, including the North Euston Hotel.

It takes place in the family room of the Mount Hotel from Tuesday, June 18 to Thursday, June 20, from 10am each morning.

The exhibition, part of national Civic Week to promote heritage activities, is similar to a display on Burton held in the town in 2011.

Margaret Daniels, chairman of Fleetwood Civic Society, said: “As our contribution to Civic Week we are re-showing the exhibition about the life and work of Decimus Burton which was first produced for Fleetwood’s 175th celebrations.

“We are happy to be hosting a visit to Fleetwood from St Annes Civic Society and also Blackpool Civic Trust during these three days.”

The exhibition tells the story of how the 19th century architectural giant, also famous for creating prominent buildings across the country, was called in to come up with the design for the new town of Fleetwood.

Margaret added: “We want as many people as possible to take time to see the exhibition.

“They will be able to appreciate how important Decimus Burton was and how lucky we are to have his buildings in Fleetwood, given his reputation across the country.”

The display has been created by architect Philip Miller who has written a book on Burton.