You’ll find the Peace and Happiness Garden at the right hand side of St Annes Pier. It’s a sheltered sun trap on a nice day, the home of the statue of the late, great Les Dawson.
Peace and Happiness Garden
These photos were taken on a beautiful, bright Spring day in mid March. The next one shows the right hand side of the car park against the entrance to St Annes Pier. Walk under the archway in the centre of the brick-building and you’ll enter the world of the Peace and Happiness Garden…
There are brick built shelters along both sides, with flower beds and paths in the centre. It’s only a small park, a garden really, as the name suggests.
Right in the centre is the statue of former St Annes resident, the late-great Les Dawson.
Famous Faces from St Annes
There are lots of benches inside the brick shelters around the outside of the garden. It’s a handy place to shelter from the Great British Weather (ie rain!) but it’s also somewhere to sit for a quiet moment to enjoy the peace.
Above the benches are famous faces from St Annes – including performers from the world of show business and more besides. St Annes has always been a popular place where television personalities choose to live.
Learn about the Peace and Happiness Garden
There are two interesting information panels inside the Peace and Happiness garden. They explain how the area has changed over the years since the land was acquired in the early 1900s. Although it has a formal name (and has had a few different ones over the years) many people call it the Les Dawson Garden! It’s understandable, as St Annes seafront is so big that it’s often best to navigate by landmarks.
St Annes in Bloom now tend to the Peace and Happiness Garden. It’s home to pretty displays of flowers in summer, although it’s very exposed to the harsh weather in winter.
Why don’t you go and have a look?
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