In his latest book, The Road to Little Dribbling (2015), Bill Bryson nominates Lytham as the best small town in the north.
It is “a little oasis of comeliness”, and “a tidy little town of rosy red brick”. Bryson stayed at the Clifton Arms, visited the Taps and the Ship and Royal and has much praise for the town’s old fashioned shops.
Sadly, one which got a whole paragraph, George Ripley’s menswear, has now closed.
St Annes Northern Elegance
Long may this view of our towns continue.
Why Are Lytham & St Annes So Special?
This IS a pleasant place to live and to visit but not everyone understands why. I suggest that it’s because we have a lot of people who care about it, and who will provide and look after its parks and public amenities, pick up litter and make their views known about issues such as proposed library closures.
Volunteers who love their town can make a major difference to our environment.
Trusts are increasingly taking up responsibility for our public parks, and many of our public buildings. Lytham is a very good example of this already.
This could well become the age of the Civic Trust!
Witchwood has been provided by us as a public amenity since 1974, and our project to improve the mussel tank site is a further step on the same path.