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Formby Arms Inn Serving the Community

Officers from the Royal Engineers conducting the 1845 Ordnance Survey record the existence of the Formby Arms Inn.

Formby Arms Inn 1
According to the Ordnance Survey map published in 1848, this building is sited on a place designated as the Formby Arms Inn. I cannot confirm if this was the original building, but I suspect part of the current house was the Inn. The large section of the building to the left has a date stone incorporated into the fascia. This shows the date AD MDCCCLXIV which is the year 1864. So I think that section might be an extension to the original building.

Where's the evidence that the building was an Inn? The answer is shown below:

Formby Arms Inn
This extract from the Ordnance map was surveyed in 1845-6 by Captains Hamley and Stanley, both Royal Engineers. The map was 'contoured' in 1847 by Lieutenant Barlow, RE this is a reference to the Bench Mark (BM 32.4) and engraved in 1845 under the direction of Captain Yelland at the Ordnance Map Office in Southampton.

As I wrote in an earlier story the community of the 'Old Town', now known as Freshfield, was well served in 'matters of the spirit. The map illustrates the importance of these two buildings as 'centres of community'.

 


Tweet of the Day

Formby is lucky to have two bookshops that engage with customers as much as ours' do. 

Pile of Books

Formby Roadworks and Traffic Interruptions from 27 April

Roadworks and traffic interruptions alert

A565 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Sefton Council
28 April — 30 April
Delays likely Lane closure
Works location: Junction With Coastal Rd And Liverpool Old Road
Works description: Re-Install Vehicle Detection Following Re-Surface Works
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Park Road, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 28 April
Delays possible Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 27, Park Road
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m In The Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Watchyard Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 28 April
Delays possible Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 57, Watchyard Lane
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m In The Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

A565 Formby Bypass, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: 50 Meters North From Moss Side Junction, Formby Bypass
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole In The Verge
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Brackenway, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely No carriageway incursion
Works location: Column 8, Oppsite Dales Walk
Works description: Replacement Of Mains Fuse Unit To Restore Electricity Supply Including The Excavation And Reinstatement Of The Footway
Responsibility for works: SP Energy Networks
Current status: Planned work about to start

 

Kent Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Side Of 14 Kent Road, Kent Avenue
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole In The Footway
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Langdale Avenue, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 11 May
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: The Junction Of Langdale Avenue & Eskdale Drive. This Is Opposite No. 11 Langdale Avenue
Works description: Mandatory Obligations Under The Gas Safety Regulations 1994 Toaccurately Record The Route Of All Gas Mains And Services
Responsibility for works: National Grid Gas Plc
Current status: Planned work about to start

Lonsdale Road, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: 94 90 88-86 84-82 78 34 32a Opp32 Opp7 7 Har Formby Sefton Council
Works description: '100mm (2 Layers Of 50mm), 10mm Ac Close, Bs En13108-01 In Carriageway'
Responsibility for works: Sefton Council
Current status: Planned work about to start

Lonsdale Road, Formby, Sefton Council
28 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: In Footway Outside 8, Lonsdale Road
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Monks Drive, Formby, Sefton Council
27 April — 28 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: Outside 60, Monks Drive
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole In The Verge
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Stephenson Way, Formby, Sefton Council
28 April — 30 April
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: To The Side Of Number 45
Works description: Open Cut Excavation Required To Replace Existing Assets That Is Causing A Potential Hazard, On Behalf Of United Utilities. In Footway, Carriageway Verge.
Responsibility for works: United Utilities Water
Current status: Planned work about to start

West Lane, Formby, Sefton Council
28 April — 29 April
Delays unlikely Traffic control (give & take)
Works location: In Footway Outside 5, West Lane
Works description: Replace 1 Existing Pole 0.5m X 0.5m
Responsibility for works: BT
Current status: Planned work about to start

Roadworks


Formby Choral Society Performs Carmina Burana in Concert

Formby Choral Society one of the North West's leading Choirs will be performing Carmina Burana at Liverpool Philharmonic this weekend.

Formby Choral Society April 2015The locally based choir has earned a reputation for fine performances of some of the greatest choral music.

They wil be joined in the concert by the Birkenhead Choral Society and Children from Merchant Taylors' School. Together they are also performing 'Feel the Spirit' by John Rutter and the 'Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra' by Benjamin Britten.

The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by David Holroyd.

Formby Choral rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 from September to May/June in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby.

They also give Concerts of major choral works in November and March, with a carol concert in December.

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana.

Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis

(Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images).