Fleetwood’s monuments included in exhibition

Opening of Iconic Builldings photo display at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood.  From left: Marion Coupe, chairman of the Lytham St Annes Civic Society; Coun Tom Balmain. Mayor of Wyre; Mrs Alene Balmain, Mayoress of Wyre; Margaret Daniels , chairman of Fleetwood Civic Society; Joan Humble, chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust.
Opening of Iconic Builldings photo display at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood. From left: Marion Coupe, chairman of the Lytham St Annes Civic Society; Coun Tom Balmain. Mayor of Wyre; Mrs Alene Balmain, Mayoress of Wyre; Margaret Daniels , chairman of Fleetwood Civic Society; Joan Humble, chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust.
  • North Euston, Pharos Lighthouse, Cenotaph and Mount feature in exhibition
  • Photographs include shots of Fylde coast’s most famous buildings
  • Exhibition held throughout June at Marine Hall

A grand opening launch has been staged for an exhibition at Fleetwood which celebrates iconic buildings from across the Fylde coast.

Last year, Fleetwood Civic Society joined forces with the coast’s other civic groups for the first time, in a ground-breaking joint exhibition staged at Lytham.

This time it was Fleetwood’s turn, with the 
Marine Hall’s spacious foyer hosting the display put together by Fleetwood Civic Society, Blackpool Civic Trust and Lytham St Annes Civic Society.

The new Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Coun Tom 
Balmain and wife Alene, officially cut the ribbon at the event.

On display were framed photographs of celebrated local architecture, including Fleetwood’s North Euston 
Hotel in the snow, the Mount Pavilion, the Pharos 
Lighthouse and the cenotaph in the town’s Memorial Park.

Examples from Blackpool included the Winter Gardens and also on display were photos of the new Lytham St Annes Lifeboat Station and Lytham Windmill and Old Boathouse.

Margaret Daniels, chairman of Fleetwood Civic Society, told the gathering of civic dignitaries and guests: “Fleetwood Civic Society welcomes Blackpool Civic Trust and Lytham St Annes Civic Society.

“A great deal of work has been done for this exhibition and I would like to thank 
the photographers for 
allowing their work to be 
displayed.”

Joan Humble, chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust – and Fleetwood’s former Labour MP – said: “I’m really pleased that all our societies are working together and sharing 
ideas, it makes perfect sense.

“The Marine Hall is a really beautiful setting for these very special photographs.”

And Marion Coupe, chairman of Lytham St Annes Civic Society, added: “It is an excellent idea to work together, very much a case of strength in unity.

“This has been a true partnership project between the three different groups.”

The exhibition will run throughout the month of June.

Coun Balmain said: “It is a privilege and an honour to be in Fleetwood and to open this exhibition.

“Fleetwood has a lot of nice buildings and it is good to see some of its best landmarks being restored to their former glory.”