Memories of Freckleton


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The Village of Flower & Music

Freckleton is located in the Fylde, Lancashire, England, UK, just north of the river Ribble. It is one of the oldest Fylde villages. Historically, Freckleton’s main industry is agriculture but there was a time when it was a sea port with boat building and sail making.

The Freckleton web site is a showcase for the village. It provides information about local history, the shops, pubs, restaurants, council, businesses, facilities, services and amenities that are available locally.

There are also pictures from around the village as well as information about the Lancashire Coastal Way and links to everything we can find of relevance to Freckletonians.

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Lancashire Water Supply - statement from United Utilities AS A PRECAUTION, PEOPLE IN BLACKPOOL, CHORLEY, FYLDE, PRESTON, SOUTH RIBBLE AND WYRE ADVISED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER United Utilities is advising customers in these areas to boil their water for all drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth as a precaution until further notice. People can continue to use tap water without boiling for general domestic purposes such as bathing, flushing toilets or washing clothes Routine tests at Franklaw water treatment works in Preston detected traces of cryptosporidium and although the traces are low the company is advising customers to boil their water as a precaution. Martin Padley, Chief Scientific Officer at United Utilities, said: “The advice is being given purely as a precautionary measure as we carry out additional tests today. “We apologise for the inconvenience but the health of our customers is absolutely paramount.” Customers are asked to take extreme care when boiling water because of the danger of scalding. Simply bring water to the boil and let it cool. United Utilities is monitoring water supplies and is hoping to be able to lift the boil water advice as soon as possible.
UPDATE - 15.08.15
The latest information from United Utilities is the current restrictions will remain in place until at least the evening of Thursday 20th August.
UPDATE - 21.08.15
United Utilities are not even providing a 'guesstimate' of when the problem will be resolved! On Wednesday 19 August they started to put ultra violet rigs on certain parts of the network which will help to kill off what small traces of the bug remain, alongside the flushing they continue to do. For the latest information refer to their web site <here> update - 01.08.15
Our regular visitors have probably noticed the changes to the site? As the first step in our update we have moved to using CSS layout rather than the out-dated table layout we have used for years. Hopefully we haven't broken too much. We have also implemented a new photo gallery system for the Club Day, Half Marathon and Fun Run pictures. There will be many more changes in the coming weeks as the site is updated. Once we have the structure of the site sorted we will be updating most of the graphics! Please let us know if the new format is causing you problems.

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Memories of Freckleton - 22.08.15
An exhibition of photographs and memorabila is being held in the Village Hall on Saturday 22nd August 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is FREE. Come and look around. Light refreshments available.

Rememberance Service - 23.08.15
There will be a short service of rememberance at the Children's grave to mark the 71st Anniversary of the air disaster at the village school.

Freckleton Solar Farm Proposal - 27.08.15
BELECTRIC are preparing plans for a 5 megawatt solar farm on the land to the south of the A584 Preston New Road (behind the industrial units towards the tip). A public consultation event is being held in the Memorial Hall on Thursday 27th August between 3.00pm and 8.00pm <more>

Freckleton Library - August
Police Community Support Officer Surgery.  - Every 2nd Monday of the month from 2:00-3.00pm.  Pop in to meet your local PCSO. The next surgery is the 10th August.
Take a reading journey through Lancashire Libraries during the holiday and visit a Lancashire museum with your family for FREE. <more>
Saturday 8th August - Saturday Story Party for children age 4 to 7 and their parents! 10.30am.Come along and listen to magical tales of Princes and Princesses. Then join in with games and fun activities. Free family event.
Thursday 13th August - Wicked Workshops present a 'Wannabee a Knight Workshop'. Get ready to defend your kingdom and learn everything there is to know about being a medieval knight. Design your own shield, practice swordsmanship, learn how to fight like a knight and embark on an epic quest! Finally you will complete your quest to defeat the evil Black Knight and become a hero! Tickets £3.50 per child.
Monday 17th August Come and have a great time at the library at our fun and exciting interactive Viking themed workshop run by actor John Meredith in partnership with Community Heritage. Listen to stories about Vikings of long ago, learn how to fight like a Viking and learn the famous Viking song! Ask a member of staff for more details. For children age 6 and above. Tickets £2.00 per child available at the library
Tuesday 25th August - Kids fitness event. The YMCA will be running a fun session for children in the library. Have fun learning how to keep fit and healthy. 2pm. Free event! All ages welcome.

Freckleton Club Day Sports Commitee AGM - 07.09.15
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Methodist Hall on Monday 7th September at 8:00pm. <Poster>

Harlequins Presents- 25/26.09.15
"Murder in Benidorm" a murder mystery event giving you the chance to question our suspects and work out who dunnit! It's on for 2 nights only Friday 25th & Sat 26th September starts at 7.30pm at Freckleton Village Hall. As usual you can bring your own bottle. Tickets can be reserved by ringing 01772 880203 or 07812 718173. Only £8 for a great night's entertainment.

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Our contacts page contains names, addresses and contact details for all the Freckleton Clubs and Organisation we know about. There are also a number of useful links and telephone numbers for local service providers. If we have missed anyone then please let us know.

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Doris Gardiner (nee Catlow)
I am researching the history of Doris Gardiner (nee Catlow) who taught at Freckleton Holy Trinity Primary School between 1938-44. I would like to hear from anyone who knew or has memories of Doris, David or their family, from any period of their life. <More>

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