Chance to learn more about the First World War

Fylde mayor Coun Kevin Eastham at the First World War exhibition at Lytham Heritage Centre
Fylde mayor Coun Kevin Eastham at the First World War exhibition at Lytham Heritage Centre

There are just a few more days left to catch the current exhibition at Lytham Heritage Centre focusing on the First World War.

Lancashire at War 1914-1918, which was officially opened by Fylde mayor Coun Kevin Eastham, continues until Sunday. It contains a wealth of information about the Great War and its impact on the local area.

Various artefacts have been loaned by local people and the Lytham Heritage Archive, such as a hand-carved bookcase made while in a prisoner of war camp by a soldier who, after the war, became an art teacher in Salford and taught LS Lowry.

Other items include original medals, servicemen’s kit, helmets, postcards, photographs and documents, as well as a special look at the Wakefield family, who three sons in the First World War.

From next Tuesday, the focus at the Centre in Henry Street is on St Peters Catholic Church, Lytham – an exhibition of 175 years of parish life, produced by the church

The Centre is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm.