Lytham St.Annes Express, 1924.
ANSDELL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE.
Messrs. J. Entwistle & Co's New Premises.
Messrs. J. Entwistle & Co., of St. Annes and Ansdell, the
well-known auctioneers and estate agents, have opened new and more extensive
premises at Ansdell—an extension made necessary by the growth of the district
and the large volume of business transacted by the firm. Although only
established in the district four years ago, the business has rapidly taken a
leading place in the local business world, due to the energy and enterprise of
the principals. The new premises are situated in King's Road,
(now Kingsway) Ansdell, and are
admirably suited to the purpose.
The main structure is two storeys high and comprises on the ground floor a suite of
offices for the use of the owners and also premises in the occupation of the
Skipton Building Society. On the first floor are suites of offices, suitable for
professional or business men, approached by a wide, well- lighted staircase with a
The principal entrance to the auction mart is centrally-placed on the main front,
this room being approached by a wide corridor and hall. The auction mart is
splendidly adapted to its purpose, the lighting, ventilating and warming having
been specially considered for the comfort of the patrons of this branch of the
firm's business—throughout the year important auction sales being held
The premises have a refined and pleasing appearance, and are a valuable addition to
the number of imposing buildings Ansdell already possesses. The style of
architecture is Georgian. Accrington bricks and Yorkshire stone have been used for
the front and return elevations to King's Road. The show windows, containing over
500 superficial feet of plate glass, are of mahogany on a base of polished Aberdeen
granite. The floor to the entrance of the auction room is in marble mosaic
terrazzo. The roof of the main building is covered with Rosemary tiles. Central
heating on the low-pressure system and electric lighting is installed throughout
the building, including the offices on the first floor.
The building has been designed by Mr. Thomas Hedges, architect, Midland Bank