CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Shifting Sands Exhibition

The coming of the railway transformed society. It changed everything, from the what we ate – fresh food could be moved from field or sea to to the city quickly – to how we spent our spare time. This heralded the start of tourism for the masses. (Nicky Thompson).

Shifting sands is an art exhibition in the grounds of the magnificent Georgian Lytham Hall and at the stations along the South Fylde Line. It brings a modern slant to the old promotional posters used by the railway companies to entice people to visit the seaside.

Community Rail Lancashire working with Fylde Council and local artist Nicky Thompson are pleased to have launched the exhibition at an event at Lytham Hall on Friday 4th February. The exhibition is available for all to see as it is in the grounds of the hall and the twelve pieces are mounted on frames close to the paths around the grounds. The exhibition is open until 30th September 2022.



To see the rest of the pieces of artwork click this link: Shifting Sands

For more information about artist Nicky Thompson visit  and for more information about Lytham Hall visit

This project has been part funded by the Community Rail Network’s Community Rail Development Fund.

The Community Rail Development Fund, is a pot of money provided by the Department for Transport and managed by the Community Rail Network. The funds are available for accredited CRPs to help with their projects.