Open day at Lytham Hall an overwhelming success

Lytham Hall Open Day. Andrea McGeoghan (Lytham Hall Gardener-Heritage Trust North West) and Ben Hendry (Randall Thorp Landscape Architects), left, conduct one of the guided tours.
Lytham Hall Open Day. Andrea McGeoghan (Lytham Hall Gardener-Heritage Trust North West) and Ben Hendry (Randall Thorp Landscape Architects), left, conduct one of the guided tours.
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Hundreds of visitors, even including one over from Australia to see family, made the most of the opportunity to view and discuss plans for the on-going restoration of the gardens and parkland at the Georgian gem.

The work spearheaded by the Heritage Trust North West is mainly being undertaken by volunteers and more were recruited at the Open Day, with Fylde Mayor Coun Heather Speak, who was guest of honour on the day, saying she was also keen to offer any help she can.

“The Mayor was very impressed with the progress of the work and said she was keen to help us promote the ongoing restoration,” said John Hornyak, chairman of the hall’s Estate and Woodland committee.

“We were delighted with the number of people who attended and with the fact that we recruited more than 30 new volunteers.

“The work on the woodland is just the start of the restoration of Lytham Hall and we intend to follow up with another open day on the plans for the work on the Hall itself but a date for that has yet to be set.”

Anyone who was unable to get to Sunday’s open day can drop in any time Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm for more information.