Succulent Display

We’ve been getting lots of positive reactions to our succulent display at the Peace and Happiness Garden.

Our volunteers water it on rota and keep the area as tidy as possible.

We also have friends who live in the flats opposite who keep an eye on things and tell us if they spot something that we need to sort out.

It’s great to know so many people want to support the town and hlep to keep the displays up to standard.



Entertainers Gallery update and photographs

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.

Amanda Barrie with Bobby Ball

Bobby Ball with Charlotte Dawson with the respective pl;aques in the background

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.

For more information about how this project came to life please click on the tab at the top of this page



Stolen in one! Golf bag follow up

Blackpool Gazette followed up the story of the stolen golf bag.

This has also been shared widely on social media so hopefully whoever stole the bag won’t be able to do anything with it.

As a golf bag it will be useless in any event as all the insides have been removed prior to planting leaving just a shell.

Entertainers Gallery

This afternoon is the unveiling of the Entertainers Gallery in the Peace and Happiness Garden

Thie new addition will provide intereest in the garden and also give information for visitors about these much loved entertainers and their connection to St Annes

This week’s Express has more information about the event, which will be followed later tonight by a concert in the St Annes Palace


The Golf Bags are coming……

We have started to put out the golf bags in preparation for the Women’s Open Golf in August

There will be bags along the route from St Annes Station to the Royal Lytham Golf Club

This should provide some colour amd a bit of fun for visitors during the golf tournament and hopefully beyond

The plants are in small pots so watering and keeping them fresh is going to be an ongoing task whilst they are in place

Thankfully we have had some rain recently  but with the dry weather set to continue we will have plenty of work to do

Look out for the bags when you are out and about – they are due to be joined by some friends soon…….watch this space


Return of the piano!

With a marvellous team effort on Thursday morning the piano is now installed in the Peace and Happiness Garden.

Steven Owen donated an old piano to us which Trevor Medly has made fit to be seen.
Thanks so much to Owens Removals for their continued support in this bonkers project.

Steve and his helper having just moved the piano for us – many thanks!


Pam, Ian and Sandra helped Fiona with the display.

A big thnak you to all of our fantastic Peace and Happiness Gardeners for their work tidying up the garden and putting in extra hours. 
Lynda sorted out the succulent bedding display at the base of the Les Dawson statue too.

Our vertical gardens have also been installed and the image shows one of them before going on the wall. Please pop down to the shelter in the garden by the Pier to have a closer look!

Well done Lee Ramage for finishing off the display

This is one of the display units before being installed on the wall