Here at your Lytham St Anne’s News we will be doing regular features on people who have moved into the area, and why they chose Lytham St Anne’s. We will also have stories from people who were born here, and have generations from the area.
In the debut of this article we have the story of the lovely Tracey Wilkinson.
Moving to Lytham St Annes
We moved to Lytham St Anne’s after being forced to leave our rented home of 13 years, due to it being sold.
Moving was stressful but it wasn’t a hardship to move here, as I have fond memories of Lytham.
Summers I used to come here with my beloved grandparents when I was a child, playing on the beach and the picnics we used to have on the green.
Lytham has always been a place I would come to, for some peace and clarity, sitting on the lovely clean beach watching the world go by.
We were living with my best friend and I was offered help by the YMCA, but there was no offers of help from where we had come from.
We moved into a maisonette, which was tidy, clean and big enough for my daughter and I.
It wasn’t what I was used to, as I no longer had my beautiful little garden to sit in, but I now had a roof garden.
As spring set in and my roof garden started to come alive with all the pot plants beginning to grow,
I began to enjoy my time there, as the view is amazing and perfect place for stargazing at night.
I was offered a job in Lytham working at a bakery, which is a lot different to working in a school as a teaching assistant.
My employer who is also my landlord is a wonderful man and his patience and understanding that I hadn’t worked in a bakery before really helped with my confidence.
The staff made me feel so welcome and making new friends with them warmed my heart, as they are a great bunch. The bread, cakes, pies etc are amazing to.
Meeting the general public and the regular customers, having conversations getting to know them and their dogs, yes their dogs, I am a big fur baby fan.
I realised this would have never happened back in Penwortham.
Preston is busy, noisy and has that hustle bustle feeling to it, everyone rushing about.
No one has time for anyone, everyone just going about their day.
Lytham has a more laid back feel to it, the people I meet, have more time and consideration for each other.
The sea air is so clean you can smell the freshness, compared to Preston.
I have found that living here, I am a calmer person to what I was living back in Penwortham.
I suffer with anxiety and living on a main busy road and a railway track behind us, wasn’t good for me at all.
I can walk around Lytham and not get anxious, enjoy shopping because I feel safer here.
Safer than I have ever felt.
Thank you Lytham St Anne’s for making us feel so welcome.