This weekend is always a highlight of the summer calendar in Lytham.  The whole town joins in with the theme and Lytham is buzzing with all things 1940s!   Do visit the nearby streets which will be dressed with bunting, sand bags and much more! There will also be stalls in the Assembly Rooms just across the road from the Green.

forties weekend

Daytime entertainment takes place on Lytham Green in the main marquee and  is free of charge, running from 10am on both Saturday and Sunday.  You are thoroughly encouraged to get into the forties spirit. There will also be a fashion show on Sunday lunchtime.

forties weekend

This year sees the return of two Vietnam era helicopters flying in for the weekend, plus a complete US command post, as supplied & used on the film Fury which starred Brad Pitt (although we can’t promise that Brad Pitt will be joining us for the weekend!)

forties weekend

Daytime entertainment in the main event marquee on the Saturday and Sunday includes Heather Marie Little, Lilli de Carlo, Colin Bourdiec, Winston Churchill, Pete Wayre, Lancashire Belle Jane Francis, Flanagan and Allen, The Cotton Town Hot Club, as well as a fashion show on the Sunday with Karen Harvey.

 

Evening events around Lytham carry a charge but are well worth attending, including the Bluebird Big Band led by Terry Reaney on Saturday 19th August.  Many of these are hosted at Lowther Pavilion so please check out their website for details.

forties weekend

There will be some catering on the Green, but why don’t you pop over the road to the streets around Clifton Street to enjoy a meal or drink in the wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants.  Don’t forget to pick up your programme which is being sold at £1 each at the event, or given free – 1 per car to those who park in the official Parking Zones on Lytham Green (it’s £5 per day to park on the Green). The programme will detail what is on over the weekend, information about the entertainers and re enactor groups and evening entertainment at the various venues over the weekend. There will be a site map too.

If you are able to come along then please check this event out as there really is something for everyone!