Celebrate Fleetwood Day

Celebrate Fleetwood Day

There’s a new date for your diary for 2019 – get ready for Celebrate Fleetwood Day!

The First Celebrate Fleetwood Day

Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2019. From 10am at the Euston Gardens

The Town Council is proud to support the efforts of this group who installed the new statue of the town’s founder in 2018. This new event is a community celebration of Heritage, History and Culture, starting with a performance from Fleetwood Old Boys band.

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“Fleetwood Day” will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. The event will promote Fleetwood to local residents and visitors alike, and celebrate the towns unique history.

It will be a free day to promote Fleetwood to residents and visitors. There’ll be lots going on all day, from various musical acts in the marquee to lots of activities and displays in the garden.

Included will  be:

  • Fleetwood Ukulele band,
  • Scolds Bridle (folk duo),
  • Ian Midgley (keyboard player for an hour’s ballroom/sequence dancing)
  • Chique (female singing duo),
  • maypole dancing demo from Shakespeare school
  • displays from various Fleetwood youth groups,
  • a pop up museum by Friends of Fleetwood Museum
  • not forgetting Punch and Judy!
  • and lots more..

The road between the gardens and the Euston will be closed to allow for a classic car display. There will be tables to promote what goes on in Fleetwood from societies to youth groups.

Make sure you don’t miss it!

A Red Wheel Plaque for Fleetwood

After more than two years of work with the Transport Trust, North Euston Hotel and Wyre Council planning department, a prestigious Red Wheel Plaque will be unveiled on Fleetwood Day, Monday 6 May 2019 at 12 noon.

A Transport Trust Red Wheel Plaque, this one awarded to the Postal Museum
A Transport Trust Red Wheel Plaque, this one awarded to the Postal Museum

These plaques are awarded to locations with outstanding links to early transport history. The town has much noble transport history. The North Euston Hotel played a significant role in helping to develop the early West coast route to Scotland in the 1840s. Rail travellers stayed overnight before boarding the steamer to Ardrossan.

Few such plaques exist in West Lancashire – Lancaster and Merseyside being the nearest. It’s excellent news that the part Fleetwood played has been recognised. The unveiling will be another highlight of Fleetwood Day, with music and entertainment from 10am in Euston Park.

The unveiling will take place alongside the main door to the North Euston Hotel at noon.

More about Celebrate Fleetwood Day

Fleetwood Town Council is pleased to announce that a grant of £4,500 will fund the new celebration called “Fleetwood Day”.

Grant awarded by Fleetwood Town Council for Fleetwood Day celebrations
Grant awarded by Fleetwood Town Council for Fleetwood Day celebrations

The Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood Statue Group has been awarded the grant. The cheque was presented to representatives of the group by Cllr Terry Rogers at the Euston Gardens.

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