Poulton-le-Fylde Historical & Civic Society

JULY  2022

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The Fylde History Network was set up in January 2010 by Peter & Maureen Shakeshaft and Christine Storey.   


We were aware that a good deal of research is being done across the Fylde which would be of great interest to all local historians in the area,  but that there was no system for liaising and communicating between the local societies.    The idea of developing a network for local historians and the dozen or so Local History Societies in the Fylde – from Pilling in the north to Lytham and from Blackpool in the west to Garstang – was born.    


Peter has written two books – ‘St Anne’s on the Sea – a History’  and  ‘The History of Freckleton’, both published by Carnegie and Christine has produced a ‘Guide & History of Poulton’  published by Tempus and a book of photographs of  Poulton published by Bob Dobson.


The inaugural meeting was held in Staining on January 16th 2010.   Dr Alan Crosby spoke about the Fylde and introduced the idea of local historians in the Fylde working together.  Discussions followed as to how local historians and societies in the Fylde might make use of these new contacts, by sharing ideas for speakers,  research topics and information about the history of the area and how the Fylde History Network could be developed.  The inaugural meeting was funded by the Lancashire Local History Federation.


The FHN held its last Conference in 2019.  Thank you all the local historians who supported us in this venture