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


Local News, June 1916.

Weeds in the Gardens.


Sir,—I was very much surprised to see the state of the cobble pavement on the bridge at the Water Garden, South Promenade. Dandelion and other weeds are growing between the stones, which are being lifted out of place, and will soon destroy a most expensive and interesting piece of work—all for the want of a little attention now and then. Perhaps this will be the means of drawing the attention of the Council to the matter.-- Yours, etc.,


Weeds are plentiful in the Promenade Gardens and the Ashton Gardens, owing to the shortage of labour. An invitation by the Council to give a hand at weeding, some evening, would no doubt be responded to readily.—Ed.

Distinguished Visitor

A distinguished visitor in St. Annes this week is Lieut. Charles Piette, of the 1st Batt. Engineers of the 3rd Division Belgian Army. Lieut Piette, who is only 25 years old, has the distinction of holding the Croix de Guerre, and the Croix de Chevalier de le Order of Leopold II., the latter being the Belgian equivalent to the British Victoria Cross.

The former award was presented to Lieut Piette in March, 1916, and the latter in May, 1915, and were for bravery displayed in rescuing a wounded officer under fire. Volunteers were called for and Lieut. Piette and a friend ventured out, the friend being killed, Lieut. Piette accomplishing the feat and securing a well earned reward in the two medals. He is unable to speak English He is staying with friends and relatives at 70, St. Andrew's Road South.




Another addition to the list of St.Annes young men who have fallen fighting for King and Country has to be recorded, and we regret to announce the death in action, of Pte. Allan Redfern, of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, step-son of Mr. James Harwood, 29, St. Alban’s Road.

Pte. Redfern, who was 28 years of age, was, prior to emigrating to Canada, four years ago, employed by Mr. Joseph Whiteside, farmer. Enlisting in the Canadian Mounted Rifles, in August, 1915, he came to England about two months ago, and after being stationed at Shorncliffe, left for France.

Mrs. Harwood is the recipient of a message of sympathy from the King.