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


A photograph looking inland from Blackpool Tower c1894. To the left is Church Street with the Stanley Arms, Grosvenor Hotel & St.John's School. A little further along are arches (see below) which formed the entrance to the Royal Palace Gardens (Raikes Hall Gardens). Houses along Raikes Parade at this time overlooked the Gardens.

A photograph of the Royal Palace Gardens (Raikes Hall Gardens), seen from Blackpool Tower c1894.

Raikes Hall Gardens Entrance c1899

Raikes Hall Gardens Entrance c1899; looking inland with houses to the left (now shops) on Church Street. The gardens hosted various events until 1900, when the land was sold off as building plots. These plots now form Lincoln, Longton, Leicester, Liverpool & Leeds Roads. The arched entrance was removed and Blackpool Secondary School built there c1905 (see below). Fortunately Raikes Hall has survived as a public House.

Blackpool Grammar School c1918 (now the Salvation Army Citadel).

Blackpool Secondary School c1906. Renamed 'Blackpool Grammar School' in 1933, it is now the Salvation Army Citadel.