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.
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-Jan||National Archive Film Festival||Marine Hall|
|28-30 Jan||Steamer 175 Charity Music Fest||Steamer|
|10-12 Feb||29th Camra Beer and Cider Fest|
|10-Mar||Schools’ 175 Music Festival||Marine Hall|
|09-Apr||175 Spring Ball||North Euston|
|22-24 April||Jazz Festival||North Euston|
|24-Apr||Easter Sunrise Service||The Mount|
|28-Apr||Musical Heritage Festival||North Euston|
|08-May||Heroes Fun Day and Tattoo||Fleetwood FC|
|17-Jun||School Playground Parties|
|30 Jun -1 Jul||The Golden Dream||North Euston|
|25-Jun||Fleetwood Carnival 175|
|July||Decimus Burton Exhibition||Marine Hall|
|13-Jul||Schools’ Dance Festival|
|23-Jul||Memorial Park Fun Day|
|2,3,4 Sept||Fleetwood Folk Festival||Various venues|
|8-11 Sept||175 Heritage Festival|
|21-Sep||Songs of Praise||Marine Hall|
|30-Sep||175 Royal Marine Band Concert||Marine Hall|
|3-5 Nov||Fleetwoodstock 175||Marine Hall|
|05-Nov||175 Community Bonfire||Rossall Field Westway|
|13-Dec||Schools’ Christmas Concert||Marine Hall|
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