Thank you to everyone who supported this event and helped to make it so very successful – especially as it was the first time the Raikes Hall and its history has been part of Open Heritage Week. Here’s to next year!
We had well in excess of 300 people through the doors for our Raikes Hall & Royal Palace Gardens Exhibition so thank you to everyone who came. Your feedback was fantastic too! Here’s just a few photos of the event – thanks to other exhibitors: Heritage Blackpool, Blackpool Museum Project, Regent Cinema, Strawberry Gardens Community Group and Alan Seddon. Also the fabulous Steve Royle for opening the event for us. Our guest speakers: David Evans (Heritage Blackpool), Kerry Vasiliou (Blackpool Museum Project). Alan Seddon (Local Historian and Raconteur) and Juliette Gregson (Blackpool’s Past). All the talks were full or over subscribed to the point we had to do the talks again to accomodate everyone. We also raised £147.70 for Trinity Hospice – the winner of the rich fruit cake raffle (made by Graham Greenwood) was Nina Russell.