Eight plaques were unveiled on Saturday 29th July 2018 to celebrate the nationally famous people associated with Lytham St Anne’s.
They were chosen because they lived here and also had been significant in the world on entertainment.
They may have had an exceptionally long and successful career or had massive audiences.
Many of them won awards and will be familiar to visitors.
The event was enhanced by guests from the world of show business including The Wooden Hut Club who are a fraternity from the world of entertainment
There were BBC producers as well as comedian Johnny Casson
There will be residents who may have other names they think should have been featured
It shuld be stressed that we had only so much in the funds for this project and had to find a point to stop and make the display.
When visiting the shelter it is clear that there is scope for more entertainers to be added and perhaps this is something we can do in the future with the support of Fylde Borough Council.
It has taken about 18 months to get to the point of unveiling as everything was researched and double checked and the portraits were passed by the person featured (or family or society) too
The guests who unveiled the plaques are listed below:
Jenny Éclair – Royston Mayoh the TV and film director and producer – He directed Jenny in a film in the late nineties
Josef Locke – Sue Fazackerly – Leader Fylde Borough Council
George Formby – Alan Yates from the George Formby Society – Alan has a tribute act and recently played for the Queen on her 92nd birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall
Al Read – Julia King, daughter of Al Read
Bobby Ball – Bobby Ball
Les Dawson – Charlotte Dawson
Amanda Barrie – Amanda Barrie
Roy Harper – Steve Canavan – Steve promotes the local folk music scene
The original portraits were created by Holly Boismaison. http://www.hollyboson.xyz
For more information about how this project came to life please click on the tab at the top of this page