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Ross Campbell Lyr Req: The Lass of Lytham Hall (16) RE: Lyr Req: The Lass of Lytham Hall 18 Nov 14


It might seem odd that Preston is mentioned briefly as an aside in the section on Lytham, but the book was published forty years before Preston Docks were opened, so at the time Preston did not fall under the remit of the book's title.

The way I read it, the "Lass of Lytham Hall" verse is intended as a foot-note to the Lytham section, and is not the "melancholy dirge" of the Preston paragraph.

No mention of Shakespeare (or the snowdrops!) in the Lytham Hall Wikipedia article. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytham_Hall) My friend the late Diane Corner was instrumental in raising the funding which allowed Lytham Town Trust to purchase the Hall in 1997 when Guardian Royal Exchange (later AXA) ceased occupying the building.

Ross

PS Nice to hear from you, Henry. Any good music coming up? I might ask Ron Baxter to take up your challenge to write some extra verses if the search draws a blank!


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