Two old friends and long-standing campaigners, Margaret Race, Chair of the Friends, and Sarah Kellam, great-great-granddaughter of Richard Ansdell RA, bought an original oil sketch by Richard Ansdell so that they could gift it jointly to the Collection.

It is a very fine example of his work and an illustration of how he worked.

Sarah is the world authority on the artist and has written a very interesting appraisal of this lovely sketch which will be available to read when it has been added to the online catalogue website in the near future, www.lythamstannesartcollection.org.

Margaret and Sarah presented the ‘Three Sheep’s Heads’ to the Mayor of Fylde, Councillor Angela Jacques, at the celebratory event on 27 June 2019 at the Town Hall, St Annes.