Fleetwood 175

Fleetwood 175

Fleetwood celebrated its 175th anniversary as a town in 2011 with a year of events and parties.

A public meeting was held at the North Euston Hotel, early in 2010, and the unanimous opinion from residents and existing groups was that the anniversary was a special occasion and should be marked with a year of events and activities for everyone to take part in and enjoy.

This took the form of some special one-off events, along with a special 175 focus for longer running annual events, with tremendous support and enthusiasm from the community.

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All the primary school children in Fleetwood received a commemorative 175 model trawler as a memento of their fishing heritage. Fleetwood Museum worked with a local author who wrote ‘Fabulous Fleetwood’, a storybook about history and heritage, which was given to all under 11’s in the town.

The events during 2011 included:

11-JanNational Archive Film FestivalMarine Hall
28-30 JanSteamer 175 Charity Music FestSteamer
10-12 Feb29th Camra Beer and Cider Fest
10-MarSchools’ 175 Music FestivalMarine Hall
08-AprExhibition openingMuseum
09-Apr175 Spring BallNorth Euston
22-24 AprilJazz FestivalNorth Euston
24-AprEaster Sunrise ServiceThe Mount
28-AprMusical Heritage FestivalNorth Euston
08-MayHeroes Fun Day and TattooFleetwood FC
17-JunSchool Playground Parties
30 Jun -1 JulThe Golden DreamNorth Euston
25-JunFleetwood Carnival 175
JulyDecimus Burton ExhibitionMarine Hall
13-JulSchools’ Dance Festival
17-JulTransport Festival
23-JulMemorial Park Fun Day
2,3,4 SeptFleetwood Folk FestivalVarious venues
8-11 Sept175 Heritage Festival
21-SepSongs of PraiseMarine Hall
30-Sep175 Royal Marine Band ConcertMarine Hall
3-5 NovFleetwoodstock 175Marine Hall
05-Nov175 Community BonfireRossall Field Westway
13-DecSchools’ Christmas ConcertMarine Hall

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