The Snowdrop Season starts at the Hall on the first weekend in February. Entry to the grounds will £3 adults, children free (see the Hall’s website http://www.lythamhall.org.uk). The Friends will have a shop in the Old Kitchen selling bric-a-brac and snowdrops together with our usual tombola. Come and warm up by the fire.
Happy New Year from the Friends of Lytham Hall
Our first event will be our Snowdrop Shop at the Hall in February. We are still sorting out details with the Hall and will publish details shortly.
We will also be holding our Easter Bunny event, supporting the 5 Outdoor Theatres during the summer and our Halloween Spooktacular later in the year. More details and other events will be published later.
The Friends of Lytham Hall and Civic Society Annual Christmas coffee morning will be held on Tuesday 12th December 2017 from 10.30am. Entry including coffee and mince pie will be £3.00.
There will be a raffle ( for which donations of prizes are welcome), and an opportunity to buy a few presents – all to support both charities.
Please come along. All welcome.
An Evening of Christmas Cheer – Friday 8th December
The Friends are again holding their annual ‘Evening of Christmas Cheer’ at Lytham Hall. This is a very popular black-tie occasion in the elegant atmosphere of the Hall.
Drinks and canapes are served at 7.00pm in the main hall, followed by a festive candlelit dinner in the west wing. Light entertainment and carol singing after the meal, herald the start of the festive season. Carriages at 11.30pm.
Tickets cost £30 per person. To book please contact Meg Hargreaves via
Tuesday 31 October at the Hall from 11:00 to 15:30
Adults free; Children £2
Spooky trail, Halloween crafts, Ghoulish cake decorating, Tombola (at small extra charge)
Come in your scary costumes
The 20th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Lytham Hall charity will be held on Friday 13th October 2017, 10:30 am at the Hall.
Throughout the summer we will be serving drink refreshments at the open air theatre events. Details can be found on the events page.
We had a successful month of February with our Snowdrop Shop selling bric-a-brac and snowdrops – thank you for your support.
Our next event will be the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, 16 April. Please visit our Events page for details.
The Friends of Lytham Hall 19th AGM will be held on Friday 30th September at 2.00 pm at Lytham Hall.
In 2011 a £2.4m Heritage Lottery Fund [HLF] grant was awarded to the Heritage Trust for the North West [HTNW] for the restoration of Lytham Hall. HTNW manage Lytham Hall on behalf of the owners, Lytham Town Trust under a 99 year lease agreement. This grant was subject to £3.5m being raised publicly to ‘match’ this award. There have been difficulties and delays in raising this amount, and a revised bid was recently submitted to the HLF for a reduced programme of work matched to the funds that had been raised, including a contribution from the Friends of Lytham Hall.
The HLF have rejected this revised application. This is very disappointing news and will further delay the start of vital restoration work on the Grade 1 listed building. However, as many of you will have seen, much work by an army of volunteers has been transforming the grounds and the Tea Room has been greatly improved, bringing in much needed revenue.
We will be re-doubling our fundraising efforts to ensure that the work on restoring the Hall can continue.