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Welcome to Lytham Heritage Group


“Preserving and Promoting the History and Heritage of the Ancient Parish of Lytham”

Lytham Heritage  Group was established in 1987 to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Ancient Parish of Lytham, which includes Lytham, Saltcotes, Ansdell, Fairhaven, Heyhouses, Kilgrimol and St Annes.

The Group with its large and active membership, regularly presents exhibitions and speakers. It also has wide ranging facilities including the Heritage Centre for exhibitions, the Archive Centre,  the Windmill Museum and old Lifeboat House.

Aims and Objectives 

The Group, founded in 1987 and granted charitable status (registered charity number 701152) as an educational charity in 1989, includes in its primary aims the following:

  • To educate and stimulate public interest in the history and heritage of the Ancient Parish of Lytham.
  • To form a collection of photographs, documents, films and other artefacts of a cultural nature.
  • To achieve our objectives by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, fund-raising for specific purposes and other work for the furtherance of these aims.
  • To preserve, protect, develop and improve buildings of historic or architectural interest for the public benefit.




ChairmanSue Forshaw@email
Deputy ChairmanMichael Bell@email
TreasurerMichael Bell@email
SecretaryJennifer Trueman@email
Honorary SolicitorNeville Dickinson 

Member Positions

Archive Co-ordinatorDavid Hoyle@email
Centre Exhibitions Co-ordinatorHilary Fletcher@email
Centre Exhibitions SupporterAudrey Kirby@email
Centre Stewards Co-ordinatorJennifer Trueman@email
Press & Publicity Co-ordinatorPeter Anthony@email
Digital Media Co-ordinatorPhil Stringer@email
Social / Speakers Co-ordinatorSue Forshaw@email
Windmill Exhibitions Co-ordinatorSteve Williams@email
Old Lifeboat House Exhibitions Co-ordinatorSteve Williams@email
AccreditationMichael Bell@email
Membership secretaryDave Hoyle@email

Other Roles


Antiquarian Co-ordinatorDavid Forshaw@email
Windmill Stewards Co-ordinatorMargaret Thorpe@email
Old Lifeboat House Stewards Co-ordinatorMargaret Thorpe@email


Hennet’s Map dates from the 1830’s and has been marked in red with the Ancient Parish of Lytham boundary…

Hennet's map - 1830s