Lytham Hall, Ballam Rd, Lytham St Annes, Fylde FY8 4JX
Building on the previous success of making the Wolseley Register National Rally a full weekend event, the 2019 Rally will be held over the third weekend in August at Lytham Hall, “The Finest Georgian House in Lancashire”. All rally entrants will be admitted to the grounds free of charge.
Core Rally days are Saturday and Sunday but optional visits to local attractions will be possible on Friday 16 and Monday 19 August. Of additional interest over the same weekend will be the annual 1940s Wartime Weekend which will take place on Lytham Green. This will generate heavier than usual traffic in the Fylde that weekend but it is a popular summer holiday location so always busy.
The rally venue lends itself to visiting many places in Lancashire, and also for taking a longer break in the Fylde area or moving on slightly further afield, such as north to the Lake District.
Activities confirmed to date are:
Saturday 17 August – Road Run (max. 40 miles) departing from Lytham Hall at approx. 10:30 am
Sunday 18 August – Static Rally in the grounds of Lytham Hall. Cars can arrive from 9:30 am and must remain in situ until at least 4:30 pm.
Refreshments will be available from the café in the Hall, café and grounds are dog friendly. Optional guided tour of the Hall to be arranged for members – time and cost to be confirmed.
6.00 for 6.30 pm: Wolseley Register Post-Rally 4-course set dinner in the Upper West Wing of the Hall at £21.95 per head (2018 prices). Bar available in the room. Menu options to be chosen when booking places.
Thirty rooms have been reserved across the following 2 hotels. Website links are provided for information but please telephone the hotels to confirm rooms reserved under “Wolseley Register”. There are a handful of other places but further away, or towards Blackpool which would entail negotiating severe traffic in the holiday season.
Birley Arms, Bryning Lane, Warton, Preston PR4 1TN
01772 679988 http://www.thebirleyarmshotel.co.uk/
Approx. 5.5 miles from Lytham Hall. Situated on quite a busy country lane.
All 13 double and 3 twin rooms have been reserved for Saturday and Sunday nights (17/18 August) at B&B prices of £95 double room, £80 twin room. 15 rooms are on hold with a £20 per room deposit having been paid by the Register so those booking here will owe the Register £20 and the rest to the hotel. Those wanting to stay on Friday 16th should book early and pay the hotel the full amount for that night. Disabled access is good – 5 of the doubles and the 3 twins are all on the ground floor so please specify if required.
A large gastro-style restaurant is attached. Large car park.
A five-unit caravan/motorhome area available is at this venue. Other local camping options are being investigated.
The Villa Express, Fleetwood Road, Greenhalgh, Kirkham, PR4 3HE
01772 684696 https://www.thevillaexpress.co.uk/
Approx. 7 miles from Lytham Hall along main roads. Situated on the roundabout for junction of M55 but rooms overlook countryside. 14 rooms available: 10 double, 2 twin & 2 family rooms (3 beds but same rates) reserved for Wolseley Register at £70 B&B double or twin per night, £60 single occupancy. Choice of 3 restaurants. Large car park but may not be a dedicated parking area for rally entrants.
No deposit required, ring with card details to guarantee bookings, quoting “‘Wolseley Register”.
Lytham St Anne’s Travelodge, 329-335 Clifton Drive South FY8 1LP
Central St Anne’s 3.3 miles from Lytham Hall. Flexible or Saver Rooms available. Parking offsite (charges apply) so not ideal for classic car parking.
RALLY APPLICATION FORMS:
Forms will be downloadable from this website early in the New Year. Hard copy forms with more information and updates will be printed in first issue of Wolseley World in 2019. Further updates will be posted on this website, where online applications will also be possible.
For any queries meanwhile please contact the National Rally Team through:
Jenny & Graham Ryder
Tel: 0121 445 1872 / Email: Midlands@theWolseleyRegister.com