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Lytham Market Square 1908

Lytham, Market Square around 1908

Looking from Clifton Street and Park Street, towards the Market Square.
The shop on the left side of the image was soon to become the Midland Bank (now HSBC). The shop on the right, Stringers, is still there today. In the centre of the image is the Market Square. The building with the tower, is the Market Hall which was built in 1847 with the clock tower added in 1870.

Lytham, Market Square July 2016. Source: Google Street View


Published by Valentine’s. Posted from 8 Albert Street, Lytham to 3 Church Road, Harrington, Workington, Cumbria on 18 August 1908.

Lytham From The Air 1928

Lytham from the air, posted in 1928. Published by Aerofilms Ltd, The Hyde, Hendon.

The photo shows Lytham Pier, which was opened in 1865 and closed in 1938 following a fire. The Green, running along the banks of the estuary, is largely unchanged today from how it was in 1928.
Just visible on the centre right side, at the end of the Green, is the old Flying Boats factory, that had become Cookson’s Bakery by 1930 and is now Lytham Quays housing development.
In the centre left side of the photo you can see a row of houses on Park View Road, but no other houses behind them – today there is a small housing estate and St Bede’s Catholic High School, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School and the YMCA.

The card was posted from Lytham in September 1928 to Mrs Smethhurst, 1 Bradda Road West, Port Erin, Isle of Man.

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