2014 Lytham 1940's Festival
PUBLISHED: 00:00 25 September 2014 | UPDATED: 23:54 23 October 2015
Lytham won the war with barely a shot fired. More than 30,000 visitors invaded the town and swiftly surrendered to its charms.
2014 Lytham 1940’s Festival
Kevin Robertson from Lytham and Robert Lindsay, of Blackpool
Glyn Derbyshire surrenders to Simon Gardiner, of Lytham
Carl Richardson from Wigan
Taps barmaid Emily Nickson and Hannah Bainbridge
Laura Sylvester, Jackie Sylvester, Maya Cunningham, Bob Gallagher and John Burton
Lancashire cadets Jacob Green, Phillip Miller, Leah Slater, Bethany Unsworth, Stephen Draycott, Steve Greenwood and Jack Twiss
Neil and Jane Killin, from Burnley
Malcolm Greenall, Steven Dennis, a man called Bear and Andrew Cummings
Keith Maddock, Mark and Jen Danson and Andrew Frith
Wendy Rawlinson and Roy Henson from Westhoughton
Pete Rainford, Lysette Hacking, Charlie Huxley and Naaman Carr
Mark Farnworth and Sam Smethurst from Blackpool
James Patterson from Manchester
Organiser Vivien Wood, Jackie Dennis and Becca Webster
Ruskies Ron Devanny, Cam Shaw and Joe Finn
John Lister, David Gledhill, Matthew Connelly, Kenneth Duggan and Kevin Hardman
Wayne Green, Mike Smith, Rob Waterworth and Pete Hall from Bury
Coming so soon after the smash-hit Proms, the 1940s Weekend showed once again that this little coastal community knows how to party.
The weekend organiser, Vivien Wood, tourism officer for Lytham St Annes, said: ‘When I arrived in my office the following Monday morning I was already getting messages from people wanting to know the dates for next year.
‘The weather on the Sunday was a little challenging but it still turned out to be an excellent event and leading lights in the business community thought it was fantastic. One café owner told me the Saturday had been their busiest day for 13 years. ‘If the attractions of Lytham St Annes ever were a well-kept secret, the word is certainly out now.’ Next year’s 1940s weekend is scheduled for August 15 and 16.