Dicconson Terrace, Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5JY
Tel: 01253 795229
The Trust is a registered charity (No.
1000098) and was established, in 1990, with the broad objects of the
preservation and protection of all buildings of architectural or
historic interest in Lytham and the provision of facilities for the
first project was to lease from Fylde Borough Council the developed
former Baths, Theatre and Assembly Rooms of 1862, originally the
property of the Clifton family of Lytham Hall, to manage the
remaining Assembly Rooms. When the Hall itself came on the market in
1996 the Trust faced its biggest challenge, but a gift of £1
million from British Aerospace ensured its purchase, together with
78 acres of surrounding Parkland. This project has been the Trust's
main concern for the last decade and has attracted other partners,
notably the Heritage Trust for the North West, which, in 1998, took
over the management of Lytham Hall on a 99 year lease.
The two trusts work closely together
through the Lytham Hall Executive, which comprises two Trustees from
each Trust. The lease is a partnership; one of the principal clauses
states that the Town Trust will use its best endeavours to raise
funds for the Hall and Parkland. So far Lytham Town Trust has: "
- Created an Endowment Fund, the annual
interest from which (approximately £40,000) is given to
HTNW towards the running costs.
- Supported a number of small capital
projects aimed at generating income e.g. the West Wing
Conference Centre costing £250,000.
Trust's main focus now is to support the £4.26 million
refurbishment and restoration of the Hall and Parkland. The Town
Trust will be donating £100,000 from its own funds, and is
helping with an Appeal to the local community for further
sponsorships and donations. The Trustees are delighted to have
received a grant of £2.44 million from the Heritage Lottery
Fund and further support from Fylde Borough Council and many other
In addition to the restoration project
the Trust is supporting a 5-year Activities Programme costing £1.5
million which will be launched later in 2013, and which is also part
of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
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More information can be obtained from other local charity
organisations involved in supporting the community.
Heritage Trust for the North West
- manages a number of properties, including Lytham Hall.
Friends of Lytham Hall -
raises funds for capital projects at the Hall and provides
volunteers for various activities.
Lytham Heritage Group
- collects and preserves historical documents relating to the town,
owns and manages the Heritage Centre, with monthly exhibitions
throughout the year, and organises and mans the Windmill Museum in
the summer months.
Lytham St Annes Civic Society
- primarily concerned with preservation and improvement of the local
built environment but also owns and manages Witch Wood, a 1km
woodland walk between Lytham and Ansdell