Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


 The Preston Guardian,Saturday, December 6, 1879


The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Raikes Hall Gardens Company, Blackpool, was held on Monday afternoon at the hotel.

There was a large attendance, Mr. Smith being appointed chairman, At the commencement of the proceedings the reporters presented themselves as usual, but were requested to retire into the manager's office.

Almost immediately after the secretary brought word that it was the unanimous opinion of the assembly that the representatives of the press should not be admitted. This is the first time such action has been deemed necessary.