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Invitation to our AGM and a talk, ‘The Birth of the British Jukebox: the History of Ditchburn of Lytham St Annes’, by Karl Dawson, Curator of the Ditchburn Museum

Posted on: June 13th, 2024 by admin

13 June 2024 at 7.30 pm in St Annes Library



We are holding our Annual General Meeting in the Library on Thursday 13 June at 7.30 pm.

The meeting will be very short (click here for an Agenda), and will be followed by refreshments and a talk by Karl Dawson on the fascinating history of Ditchburn Equipment Ltd of Lytham St Anne’s. Ditchburn was one of the first manufacturers of jukeboxes in the UK. Karl will cover the history of the company and the stories of the people that made it all happen, as well as the importance of the Ditchburn jukeboxes in British teen culture of the fifties and sixties.

As a taster you might like to watch an episode of Antiques Road Trip, which includes a visit to the Ditchburn Museum and a short interview with Karl. Please click here – the Ditchburn item starts 11.20 minutes in.

Please do come along and support the Friends and your Library. There will also be an opportunity to renew your Friends membership which still remains at £5 for the year.

The minutes of our 2023 AGM can be viewed/printed here together with the Chair’s and Treasurer’s reports.