Lytham Lives

Lytham Lives

Earlier this year I co-edited an anthology of community writing called Lytham Lives with author, JA Brunning, as part of a new storytelling project I’ve been developing with community development organisation, Park View 4 U.

Through the voices of long-time locals and regular visitors, Lytham Lives describes the rich history and stunning scenery of the vibrant Lancashire coastal town of Lytham, bringing together poetry, memoir and life writing from thirteen contributors and specially commissioned photographic images from local photographer, Ruth Brooks-Carter.

I’m very pleased to announce that it has now been published and you can purchase a paperback copy of the book via CreateSpace or Amazon. You can also purchase an e-book version from Amazon. Better still, take a trip to Lytham and buy a copy from Park View 4 U or Lytham’s independent bookshop, Plackitt and Booth Booksellers.

All proceeds from sales of Lytham Lives: A Community In Writing will go to Park View 4 U to help fund future cultural programmes for the local community of Lytham.

In addition, an exhibition of the images which appear in the book, as well as a host of others which were taken by Ruth Brooks-Carter as part of the Lytham Lives Project, is running until the end of August 2014 at Park View 4 U Community Centre in Lytham. All of the images in the exhibition are for sale as either framed or mounted prints and can be ordered directly from Ruth via her blog or via


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