LYMM Heritage Centre marked an important milestone recently as they welcomed their 10,000th visitors through the door since opening in June 2017.
First in were Peter Leach with 4 year old daughter Charlotte. The family have lived in Lymm for just three years but Peter himself is also already involved in community events as one of the organisers of Lymm Beer Festival. So it was particularly fitting that he should be presented with a copy of “the Pubs, Inns and Alehouses of Lymm” by co-authors Alan Williams and Alan Taylor.
The idea for the book was partly generated by this year’s beer festival and it has been an all-out effort by the authors to have it in the shops and pubs in time for Christmas.
Next through the door were Helen Benn and her partner Alan Bailey who now live in Leicestershire.
“We originally intended to have just one 10,000th visitor” explained the Centre’s chair Alan Williams “but when I heard Helen explaining to one of our volunteers that her Lymm family roots went back at least three generations, that she was a keen follower of Lymm Heritage Centre on facebook and that she had been looking forward to visiting the centre on one of her rare trips home we were keen to include them too.”
Apart from counting visitors the centre’s team have been busy developing new exhibits, providing education sessions for local schools, hosting visits and special events and developing LyDia – the Lymm Digital Archive which will be officially launched in the New Year.
“The Pubs, Inns and Alehouses of Lymm” is available across the village at the Heritage Centre, The Post Office and ALL pubs and Statham Lodge hotel.
All profits from the book go toward creating a sustainable future for the village’s own Heritage Centre which also receives vital Heritage Lottery Funding for its varied actvities.