Augustus Wykeham Clifton

We’d like to highlight Augustus Wykeham Clifton, the uncle of John Talbot Clifton, who was a very popular figure in Lytham until his death in May 1915. Here’s a snippet of what the newspaper said on his death. "Mr Clifton manifested much interest in local events. To the general public he was most familiar by his crowning of the Rose Queens at Lytham. Every one of Lytham’s Rose Queens since that pretty allegory was instituted in 1894 had been crowned by him. His tall, commanding figure-scarcely bent despite the weight of his four score years- his venerable appearance and the geniality of a disposition, bright with the sunshine of good humour, won him such public esteem and regard that he was

Knobbly bannister

Have you ever wondered why the “servants’ staircase” has these little knobs all along the banister? Lots of stories abound, but the most commonly heard one is to stop servants sliding down the banister. Well, Easter Daffodil, sister of the last squire Harry Clifton, left us some notes before she died. It is full of fascinating stories about her life and according to her the banister was fitted with the knobs because her uncle Caryl (brother of John Talbot Clifton), fell down and broke his neck when he was 4 years old. She said the butler carried him on a large tray to his mother and the doctor ordered him to lie flat until he was well. She ends “Later he joined the army-but had a stiff neck.

Garden restoration set to continue

Earlier this year we made a big leap forward with clearance of self-seeded Sycamore and diseased trees to expose the prospect Mount south of the Hall. Now the next phase of restoration of the garden to the south of the Hall is set to continue with approval gained to spend grant money from Veolia, Lancashire Environmental Fund, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. We will be closing our ‘Diana’ car park in August after the Classic Car Show and ripping up the tarmac to reinstate the formal Italianate Parterre. The Garden wall will be repointed and fruit trees and climbers planted. New paths will be laid and the area enclosed in traditional steel estate railing. The garden restoration has been design



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