Community Rail Lancashire highlights Lytham history

28 March 2022

A new poster has been unveiled in Lytham, showcasing the history of Lytham Station.

It takes readers from 1846, when the town’s first railway station was built, right up to present day – with accompanying historic photos to really bring the details to life.

(L-R):, Caroline Holden, Tracey Hope, Peter Fitton, Cllr Brenda Blackshaw and Nicole Wensley

The poster is one of around 40 informative pieces celebrating the unique heritage of stations and lines across Lancashire. It was officially unveiled on March 18th by Friends of Lytham Station, and Community Rail Lancashire; an organisation focused on improving community rail lines, stations and services across the county.

Caroline Holden, Development Officer at Community Rail Lancashire said “I am thrilled that people visiting the station will now be able to read about its history. It is such a delight to view the station in bygone days and amazing to see how the frontage of the station remains very similar.

“Thanks to all involved in creating this poster, particularly Peter Fitton who researched, provided photographs and compiled it.”

Tony Ford, Chairman of the Community Rail Partnership commented, “I am really pleased that yet more of the railway’s history is being shared with the public through these informative history posters.

“This is one of several posters that is now on display along the South Fylde Line. There are still a few more to go, but to quote a past railway advertising slogan ‘we’re getting there!’”

Travellers on the South Fylde Line can see the Lytham Station poster in situ on the platform or you can explore the full collection of history posters by clicking ‘resources’ on

Cllr Brenda Blackshaw, Chairman of Friends of Lytham Railway Station, added: “We are very proud of Lytham Station and our team of volunteers work hard to maintain and improve the facilities constantly, to ensure a welcoming experience for everyone who travels through the station.

“We’re delighted with the addition of this fantastic poster celebrating its history.”

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