Port’s landmarks on show

Margaret Daniels (left) and Yvonne Johnstone, of Fleetwood Civic Soiciety, with Freddie Dick, chairman of Civic Voice.
Margaret Daniels (left) and Yvonne Johnstone, of Fleetwood Civic Soiciety, with Freddie Dick, chairman of Civic Voice.

Fleetwood Civic Society have welcomed the chance to showcase the town’s classic architecture in a groundbreaking joint exhibition.

Fine buildings and architecture from across the whole of the Fylde coast are being celebrated in the special display.

Blackpool Civic Trust, Fleetwood Civic Society and Lytham St Annes Civic Society have joined forces to host the display, entitled Buildings of the Fylde Coast: An Architectural Photographic Exhibition, at Fylde Gallery, Lytham.

Fleetwood exhibits include an atmospheric photo of the North Euston Hotel in snow, as well as images of the Lower Lighthouse, the cenotaph in the Memorial Park and a view from the leaning tower at Rossell Point.

Margaret Daniels, chairman of Fleetwood Civic Society, said the initiative had been such a success that the groups may well work together again.

She said: “We’ve learned more about each other as 
societies, sharing ideas about future projects and we’ve all realised it’s important the 
exhibition leaves a legacy of joint working for all of us.”

The exhibition was opened by Dr Freddie Gick, chairman of Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic 

He said: “This project shows civic societies are not just about protesting.

“By coming together, Blackpool, Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood have put together a fantastic exhibition and are showing what can happen when we work together.

“The Fylde coast as a whole has such a lot to offer.”

The exhibition features large photographic images and items from Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham and St Annes and will run until 
July 4.

Marion Coupe, chairman of the Lytham St Annes Civic Society, added: “This has been a true partnership project between the three different groups.

“The Fylde coast is one of the best places in the world and Lytham St Annes Civic Society is proud to host 
this exhibition with our friends in Blackpool and 

Joan Humble, the former Labour MP for Blackpool North and Fleetwood, is chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust. She said of the joint initiative: “It’s great to be working with our neighbour societies on this project.

“This is how civic societies should work, particularly where there is a shared history or where, like on the Fylde, we’re all so physically close.”