Shifting Sands

4 February – 30 September 2022

Shifting Sands, by Nicky Thomson, is an art trail set within the grounds of Lytham Hall. It’s a collection of 12  new works celebrating the art of the travel poster, which has strong historical links to the Fylde – the coming of the railway heralded the start of tourism for the Fylde.The artworks are in the style of the railway posters of the 30s, 40s & 50s, and are displayed on a trail around the 78 acres of the grounds of Lytham Hall.

Artist Nicky Thomson said:

“A new visual language was deployed to entice travellers. Striking posters by artists like Frank Henry Mason presented a vibrant new vision of Britain.

“It is the direct visual language of the railway poster that is the aesthetic inspiration for the works here.”

A free souvenir booklet containing information about the trail, together with a map, can be obtained at Lytham Hall.


Further information:

  • This is a free exhibition
  • Location: Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, FY8 4JX. Tel:  01253 736652. email: