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.
The Friends will again be providing refreshments for the open air theatre this year. There will also be a pre-theatre dinner for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’
- Sunday 12th June 6:00PM, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Chapterhouse Theatre)
- Friday 1st July 7:30PM, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (Illyria)
- Sunday 10th July 6:00PM, Ruddigore by Gilbert & Sullivan (Illyria)
- Sunday 28th August 4:00PM, Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (Illyria)
Concessions (Senior/Student): £10
Local Ticket Outlet Phone Contact:
Lytham Hall: 01253 736 652
Lowther Pavilion: 01253 794 221
Storytellers Inc: 01253 781 690
Placket and Booth Booksellers: 01253 796 958
Stringers Homelife: 01253 740 700
Bennets Bakery: 01253 736 318