Fylde Branch Committee
The Fylde branch of the LFHHS (Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society) opened at the Day Care Centre on Low Moor Road at Bispham, near Blackpool, Lancashire on 15th February 1984.
The aims of the LFHHS Fylde branch are:
– To advance the study of genealogy, heraldry, and family history
– To find, publish, and make accessible relevant documents and records
– To promote the preservation of these documents and records, especially by transcribing original sources
– To collaborate with organisations and bodies who have custody of records
– To operate an information service and build up a library
Fylde takes its name from the flat green plain stretching from the west coast to the foothills of the Pennines.
It covers a wide area of Lancashire between the rivers Ribble and Wyre. It also includes the villages in the area known as “over Wyre” that lie between the River Wyre and the coast.
It stretches inland to Preston and Lancaster, including places such as Barton, Bilsborrow, Bispham, Blackpool, Bleasdale, Bonds, Broughton, Bryning, Cabus, Carleton, Catford, Catterall, Claughton on Brock, Clifton with Salwick, Cockerham, Copp, Elswick, Esprick, Fleetwood, Freckleton, Forton, Garstang, Goosnagh, Great Eccleston, Greenhalgh, Hambleton, Hardhorn, Inskip, Kirkham, Kirkland, Knott End, Larbreck, Layton, Little Plumpton, Lund, Lytham St Annes, Marton, Medlar with Wesham, Myerscough, Nateby, Newsham, Newton-with-Scales, Normoss, Out Rawcliffe, Pilling, Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall, Ribby with Wrea, Roseacre, St Annes on Sea, St Michaels on the Wyre, Saltcoats, Scronkey, Singleton, Skippool, Staining, Stakepool, Stalmine, Stalmine with Staynall, Stanah, Thornton Cleveleys, Treales, Upper Rawcliffe, Warton, Weeton, Wesham, Westby, WharlesWhitechapel, Winmarleigh, Woodplumpton, Wrea Green.