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Formby RBL Celebrate 90th Anniversary

On Sunday 22 July Formby Royal British Legion celebrated the 90th anniversary of their formation.

Representatives of the various uniformed services joined members for a service in Holy Trinity Church before parading through the village. On their way back to the British Legion Club house they saluted the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton, Councillors Kevin and Linda Clusky.



The Village Trees

View of village treesFormby residents will be saddened to see that Sefton MBC are removing trees from the village centre.

The tree's are what have helped to make the village special.

The reason given is 'that the trees are diseased'. Rumours suggest that many of the other trees are also similarly affected.

It raises the question, whether they could be treated and their life extended.

Another Busy Weekend In Formby

In my last two posts I wrote about how Formby is busy at this time of the year with events. This weekend is no exception, there's a lot happening. In no order of importance, here's a list of those events I know about:

  • China Butterfly open their new venture in the heart of the village.  Earlier this week they Tweeted:
    "Sarah@ChinaButterfly ‏ ..Oooh check us out on the front page of the @FormbyTimes this week, all about the opening of our new studio in @FormbyVillageThanks guys :0)"
  • Formby Craft Fair Local Crafters will be offering a wonderful range of quality handmade goods at sensible prices, as well as craft ideas for children. Just in time for the coming schools holidays !
    Stalls will include handmade cards, jewellery, cupcakes and preserves. Crafters will also be selling floral arrangements, soaps, leather, ceramic, knitted and wood crafted items.
    Open from 10.00am - 2.30pm.
    Admission Free.
  • Diabetes Charity Fun Day (Duke Street Park, Formby) 14 & 15 July, all day 
    A family fun weekend on the park featuring Silcocks Fun Fair. All funds raised with go the local Diabetes Charity.
  • Formby Garden Trail On Sunday 15 Beautiful gardens and allotments to view, with lovely plants to buy. A cream tea- courtesy of Formby Waitrose - at the Luncheon Club, Rosemary Lane, Formby. Programme and tickets from Formby Garden Centre, Cable Street; Formby Bookshop in Derbyshires and 873286 or 875132 or on the day in the Luncheon Club, price £5, children free. All proceeds in aid of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Family Room Appeal, (Charity No. 1052813)

  • Street Games,  at 18.00 hours in Duke Street Park, L37 4AN (Source Sefton MBC website)

  • The Annual Formby Show: The  venue is  St.Jeromes Parish Centre , Geenloons Drive , FORMBY , L37 2LX, 
  • Prehistoric Footprint Walk: Sun, 15 Jul 2012  The walk starts at 1,30pm, meet at the notice boards, opposite the toilets at National Trust, Victoria Road,  Formb
  • Formby Edible Gardens Project This is the first official time that the garden is open, this is a project in which I have a personal interest. Come and meet the smal team involved. For more information follow the link

I'm hoping to visit all of these events, let's hope the weather is encouraging.


Dancing In The Streets

Well not quite....but FormbyLive Music Festival is well and truly underway. Here's a brief snatch to whet your appetitie. 

The festivals continues tonight, each bar and local Pub will be hosting live music. Tomorrow the focus will be also on the swimming pool. The Merseycats will present a series of live acts. If the last 3 years have been anything to go on, the whole village will be 'Dancing' to the sound of music.