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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England



   Ashton Institute 1916-2010.


The Ashton Institute c1916, shortly after construction in Ashton Gardens. Below, is another photo taken after it had been taken down, restored and reconstructed, May, 2010.

This is not the first time the Institute has been moved. It is one of the earliest buildings in St.Annes, probably built in Wood Street in the 1870s, and known as the St.Anne's Club

In the 1880s it was moved to a site between the two entrance lodges to St.George's Garden's, on St.George's Road and renamed the St.George's Institute.  For more info click here. 

In 1916, Lord Ashton donated St.George's Garden's to the town. They were renamed Ashton Gardens and the Institute was again moved, this time to within Ashton Gardens, behind the Empire Cinema. It was renamed The Ashton Institute.