Lytham Squire bids to preserve
THE Squire of Lytham, Mr Jim Hilton, has instigated a move
to preserve ancient family documents in Lancashire.
A public, inaugural meeting has been called at County Hall,
Preston (7.30pm) to form a “Friends of Lancashire Archives” organisation. Its
aim is to support the work of the Lancashire Record Office in protecting and
preserving the unique archival heritage of the county.
Mr Hilton, of Hastings Place, Lytham, is very keen on the
idea, especially as he bought the manorial rights of Lytham in 1978 to save
them from being sold abroad. At the time, it was rumoured that Squire Clifton
was about to sell the rights to America, and Mr Hilton felt they should be
retained in Lytham.
Mr Hilton told me that a new ‘Friends’ committee would make
people more aware of the importance of antiquated family documents which were
at risk of being destroyed or sold
abroad.“They should. he saved and preserved in our records office,” he
Lytham St Annes Express 17 July 1986