Some very sad news has been shared with us at Lytham St Annes News. It has been announced that the Lytham Club Day Hon Life President Mrs Margaret Wignall passed away on Sunday, 30th August.

Margaret epitomised the spirit of Lytham Club Day, in fact it was her favourite day of the year. She was a true Lythamer, she was born in Lytham Hospital on 4th October 1933 and she never moved out of the town she loved so much. Margaret was involved in Club Day all her life from walking with school, taking part with the Lytham Congregational Church on Bannister St and serving on the committee, in fact she is one of our longest serving committee members.

She married Arthur at St. John’s Church on 28th August 1954 and they went on to have 5 children, Lynn, Elaine, Keith, Russell and Sarah. Arthur was a Lytham Shrimper, a tradition which continues to this day with their son Russell. Arthur was the cox of Lytham Lifeboat for many years and he received a bravery medal from the Queen at Buckingham Palace, which meant a trip to London and a new hat for Margaret!

Margaret also featured in Songs of Praise when it was broadcast from Lytham, Cliff Michelmore interviewed her at her kitchen table. She was delighted when her daughter Lynn was chosen to be the Rose Queen for Lytham Congregational Church in 1966 and equally thrilled when her youngest daughter Sarah was chief Maid 20 years later in 1986.

Margaret always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, we will miss her very much, a true Lytham Lady. We send our love and prayers to all her family, God Bless you Margaret, rest in peace.

This message was shared by David Hoyle.