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


James Hilton


 Lytham Squire bids to preserve history

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 added.

Lytham St Annes Express 17 July 1986




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