How To Get Involved

Artist Alex Blakey, in partnership with Kirkham’s Cultural Consortium, has planned an exciting activity programme that will result in the creation of artwork for Kirkham High street. You can help create the artwork by getting involved and contributing in a number of ways.

The engagement programme includes opportunities for, schools, care homes and the wider community. with several activities targeted towards young people. There is something for everyone to enjoy, so what are you waiting for get involved celebrate heritage and create great art!

Send in copies of your old photographs and help build an archive of Kirkham.

What does Kirkham mean to you? Are you aware of Kirkham’s heritage, do you have photos of the town and the people, are there interesting stories you could share?

Submit photographs of Kirkham through the ages, with as much information as you have, all images will be credited. The main themes are buildings on the high street (Poulton Street, Freckleton Street, Church Street and Preston Street), Club days through the ages, Important events in the Town, Interesting buildings throughout the town.

Contribute to Kirkham’s archive, so your grandchildren, and even their grandchildren’s grandchildren, can learn about you, your life and how Kirkham has changed across the years. Tell you story!

Make a Heritage Treasure Map

Children can make their own Treasure Map of Kirkham’s heritage and see them exhibited in our online gallery. All entries will be awarded a certificate, with prizes being awarded for the best entries.

Become an Author.

Maybe you fancy yourself as a writer– then why not take up the challenge and write a short story about one of the characters in our portrait gallery or maybe write story based on a historic building in Poulton Street, Preston Street, Church Street or Freckleton Street? The best stories will be published online with awards being made to the best submissions.

Download a factsheet for one of the many activities available.

• Kirkham Photographs (coming soon)
Create a window artwork for Kirkham’s Heritage Treasure Trail during Easter
Create a Treasure Map (children’s art activity)
Tales Of The Historic High Street
Who Lived in Kirkham?
• Kirkham Treasures Quest

Get Inspired

Artist Alex Blakey has created a range of fact sheets with historical information about Kirkham to help get you inspired when creating your artwork (follow the links below). Alternatively you can read a more detailed look at the history of Kirkham.

Tudor & Elizabethan Kirkham
The Industrial Revolution

Book a free workshop

Create a Tunnel Book

To submit your photographs, Kirkham Heritage Treasure Maps or stories email them to or upload them on our submissions page.

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