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LHG Archive Centre

Lytham Institute

Lytham Institute

If you can help with any of this please help

This year it is the Club Day anniversary and will be 130 Years old 

We will be holding an Exhibition in the Heritage Centre please contact us if you have anything of interest

that will make this a fantastic event

Thank you 



11 Jun- 07 Jul"Lytham Club Day - 130 Years Old" by Lytham Heritage Archive.

Societies, Clubs, Sports, Shops, Sailors, RNLI, Individuals, Families, Businesses. Lytham Archive needs your help to grow. Have you any unwanted postcards, photographs, slides, posters, paintings, historical anecdotes, maps, or anything related to Lytham & its surrounding areas e.g. Clubdays / Lifeboats / Shops both interior or exterior / Artefacts or anything of local historical interest. Does your family have historical links / interests in Lytham History - have you family records, etc (you wish to be retained) kept for future kin to view / research? Have you any artefacts / anecdotes from your school days, photos, newspaper cuttings? The list is endless, if unsure of relevance please come and ask / discuss with us. Please help your family history, Lytham & surrounding areas live well into the future. Make your town memorable for our children's children with a local archive of which to be proud. Thank You. David Hoyle (on behalf of the Lytham Archive Team) or call in (the old Library Building, corner of Bannister St. & Clifton St ) on a Wednesday 13.00 - 16.00hrs and talk to members of the Team.

If you are in urgent need of me please call on my mobile 07811140289

Dave and the team


Welcome to the Archive. You can email me at anytime with your questions. 

1pm till 4pm at the Old Library side door on Bannister Street 

The Group’s archives, housed in their own room on the first floor of Lytham Institute, have a total of over 10,000 documents and items of local history and heritage events.

Additional items are sought from members of the public, either by gift or loan, for careful conservation for posterity and/or use in exhibitions.

We have a recent research of the local graveyards and if you are lucky we will be able to find long lost graves. Please pop in with as much information you have . See you soon

There are also 2 Facebook sites that may be of interest 

Lythams Past and St.Annes Past 


Open Wednesday from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm – other times by appointment.

Enter at the side via the entrance up the ramp on Bannister Street and go up the stairs to the Archive room on the first floor.

For further information either write to the Archivist at the Heritage Centre or send an email to:


or telephone (01253) 730775 at the Archive during opening times or call David Hoyle for an out of hours request on 07811140289

Archive contents

Look in the Archive catalogue to see what information we hold. The information is mainly printed on paper, so you will need to come to the archive to read it as we haven't the effort available to be able to digitise it.

The catalogue is based upon information recorded over the years on an old laptop that is not easy to use. The new system has a lot more functionality and is available to browse online although work is still required to enhance the information stored within it. The archivists also need training on how to use it, so please be aware of that in the early days of using it.

Help required

  • We are always looking for photos, 35mm slides. VHS DVD or any cine films of Lytham . 
  • Any club day photos or films or memorabilia . The researchers and archivists have the technology to restore them and keep for future use .Thank you 
Inside the LHG archives
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