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


Borough of Lytham St Annes 1922-1974.


In 1922 the two towns of Lytham & St.Annes-on-the-Sea merged to form the Borough of Lytham St.Annes.

Crest of the Borough of Lytham St.Annes 1922-1974.

Arms of the Borough of Lytham St.Annes 1922-1974.

Charter Day, Lytham St Annes, 1922. The Earl of Derby (centre), photographed outside the old St. Annes Council Offices in Clifton Drive.

Charter Day Certificate, Lytham St Annes, 1922. In 1922 the Borough of Lytham St.Annes was formed.

Letterhead of Lytham St Annes Borough Council, 1939.

Letterhead of Lytham St Annes Borough Council, 1939. The Southdown  Hydropathic Hotel opposite St.Annes Pier was converted for use as the Town Hall for the new Borough, opening in 1925.This meant that there were two 'Town Halls'; the offices at St.Annes and the old Lytham Council Offices, housed in the baths building on Central Beach. Since 1925 the old Public Offices on Clifton Drive have been used as an annexe to the Town Hall.

Mayors of Lytham St.Annes 1922-1972

 C.F.Critchley had been Chairman of the old St.Annes Urban District Council from April, 1920 to November 1922 when the Borough of Lytham St.Annes was created. He became the first Mayor of Lytham St Annes, serving from November 1922 until November 1925. From this date onwards, Mayors were elected and served twelve months with a couple of exceptions.

Mayor-making was in November each year until 1949 when it was changed to May, so J.R. Butterfield served 18 months from November 1947 until May 1949.

Councillor Hinchcliffe was elected Mayor in May, 1954 but died in office the following July; Alderman Dewhirst became Mayor in August, 1954, for a nine-month term.

Charles F. Critchley, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1922-1925.
Charles F. Critchley, 1922-25.

Edward R. Lightwood, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1925-1926.
Edward R. Lightwood, 1925-26.

Arnold England, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1926-1927.
Arnold England, 1926-27.

 W. F. Holden, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1927-1928.  
W. F. Holden, 1927-28.

Sydney Smith, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1928-1929.  
Sydney Smith, 1928-29.

A. J. Price, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1929-1930.
A. J. Price, 1929-1930.

Wilfred Ingham, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1930-1931.  
Wilfred Ingham, 1930-31.

Harry Eastwood, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1931-1932.  
Harry Eastwood, 1931-32.

J. H. Dawson, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1932-1933.  
J. H. Dawson, 1932-33.

C. D. Sharman, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1933-1934.
C. D. Sharman, 1933-34.

William Hope, Mayor of Lytham St.Annes 1934-1935.  
William Hope, 1934-35.

Charles W. Urwin 1935-36.
Charles W. Urwin, 1935-36.

 Charles H. Riley 1936-37.
Charles H. Riley, 1936-37.

Charles H. Riley 1937-38.
Lady Edge, 1937-38.

 William Jowett 1938-39
William Jowett, 1938-39.

John Kay, 1939-40.
John Kay,

Jane Rossall, 1940-41.
Jane Rossall, M.B.E.,

Lindsay Dobson, 1941-42.
Lindsay Dobson,

John W. Horsfall, 1942-43.
John W. Horsfall,

 James R. Taylor, 1943-44.
James R. Taylor,

Frank W. Pickles, 1944-45.
Frank W. Pickles M.B.E.,

James Simpson, 1945-46.
James Simpson,

E Wren-Hilton, C.B.E., 1946-47.
E Wren-Hilton C.B.E.,

 John R. Butterfield, 1947-49.
John R. Butterfield, 1947-49.

Thomas Banks, 1949-50.
Thomas Banks, 1949-50. 

Ernest Kenyon, 1950-51.
Ernest Kenyon, 1950-51. 

Charles S. Urwin, 1951-52.
Charles S. Urwin, 1951-52.

 Ernest Hoyle, 1952-53.
Ernest Hoyle, 1952-53.

Arthur F. Williamson, 1953-54.
Arthur F. Williamson, 1953-54. 

John A. Hinchcliffe, (May to 16 July) 1954.
John A. Hinchcliffe,
(May to 16 July) 1954.

Walter Dewhirst, (from 3 August) 1954-55.
Walter Dewhirst,
(from 3 August) 1954-55.

 John Faulkner, 1955-56.
John Faulkner, 1955-56.

William Crook, 1956-57.
William Crook, 1956-57. 

Isabella Coope, 1957-58.
Isabella Coope, 1957-58. 

G. Harold Smith, 1958-59.
G. Harold Smith, 1958-59.

 Traviss Carter, 1959-60.
Traviss Carter,

Norman S. Utley, 1960-61.
Norman S. Utley,

Anthony E. Wilding, 1961-62.
Anthony E Wilding,

E Crossley,

John W.H. Lloyd,

Henry Nuttall, 1964-65.
Henry Nuttall,

Doris E. Parfitt, 1965-66.
Doris E. Parfitt,

P. A. Nicoll, M.B.E., 1966-67.
P. A. Nicoll, M.B.E.,

 John M. Tavernor, 1967-68.
John M. Tavernor,

Ernest Porter, 1968-69.
Ernest Porter, 1968-69.

Wilfred Callon, 1969-70.
Wilfred Callon, 1969-70. 

George R. Bowley, 1970-71.
George R. Bowley, 1970-71. 

Alfred Jealous, 1971-72.