Hall’s £2.4m delight

Lytham Hall
Lytham Hall

LYTHAM Hall’s future is secure thanks to a massive £2.4m lottery grant – and you our Express readers!

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announcement on Monday was met with delight –and a huge sigh of relief – from Hall chiefs, who have spearheaded a £5 million appeal to restore the finest Georgian mansion in Lancashire to its former glory.

The massive challenge was officially launched in October last year when the price of failure was described as “unthinkable”.

At the same time the Express pledged its full support to the appeal and asked the kind-hearted Fylde community to dig deep for the Grade One Listed building. Every week for the past eight months the Express has highlighted numerous fantastic fund-raising efforts for the worthiest of causes.

Full report and reaction in this week’s Express.