About Us

The Friends of St Annes Library (FoSAL) is a voluntary organisation, founded in 2008. It aims to support and promote St Annes’ library through various activities. It works in close co-operation with the library staff but functions independently of the library service, with its own constitution, funds and objectives.

Print of old photo showing sand extraction on the dunes


Our initial goal was to create a reading garden in the library’s grounds. Three years later this idea blossomed into a beautiful garden and in May 2011, the Reading With a View Garden was officially opened. You can read all about the journey from idea to reality in the Garden Project section of this web site.

We offer various events throughout the year and, as well as raising money towards the garden, we have also been able to purchase several gifts for the library.

These include a copy of the Gough Map, plus an accompanying book from the Bodleian Library, and a collection of five prints of old St Annes based on photographs from the Library’s archive. The prints are on permanent display in the Library. The images also appear on the Lancashire Lantern Image Archive.

You can read more about our activities under the “Become a Member” pages.



Some of the past committee members

As well as looking for new members, we also welcome new committee members. If you’re interested in finding out more about the FoSAL committee contact us on info@fosal.org.uk.


Committee members – who’s who



Chair: Barbara Mackenzie

Secretary: Vacant

Minutes Secretary: Pam Foster

Treasurer: Allan Foster

Membership Secretary: Olga Depledge

Anne Fielding: Garden

Annette Ford

Meg Greenfield

Rowland Taylor

Roy Winter

Library representative: Aileen Smedley