Milestones, Boundary Markers, Historical Artifacts, Street Furniture, lost roads and buildings.

There are many traces of our ancestors scattered around our landscape. Mile Markers and Boundary stones are there too. The Milestone Society believes that there are approximately 9000 left in the United Kingdom. Some are cherished but others are hidden in hedgerows, some have been unwittingly destroyed by crashes, road equipment or even stolen. Roads have been straightened to make them safer. There are old gateposts still left in place, old buildings, and place names that declare an evocative past. The aim is to capture some of this information at least photographically before it disappears.

Although the Fylde Coast does not have ancient history, the Romans apparently struggled to Kirkham. There have been huge changes in the last two centuries from literally a a few fishermans' and agricultural dwellings, to a full blown tourist and light engineering industry.

More historical information can be found here about the Fylde coast.

It also seems that time has marched on and left what appears to be some very respectable buildings... which just should be used, but seem to have no worth.

Links from this Blog

Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Memorials Website dedicated to War Memorials - The majority in the North of England. Visits to churches, but also memorials in out of the way places.
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancesters from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Fairways Garage

A photographers life, cocktail parties, jetting off to the Caribbean on a corporate sponsor’s jet all part of the perks of being a successful and well known photographer! So I have some way to go then!

Fairways was one of the North-West's most prestigious Volkswagen dealers. Maybe it still is. Presumably someone owns the land and is quite content to leave it to rot as a danger and an eyesore.

Perhaps Fairways is happy to have this in their portfolio of "attractive" franchises!

About the the only object I wish someone will flatten. Almost anything will be an improvement.

View from St David's Road North,
looking towards the Golf Course


Looking down Heeley Road.
The Fairways Garage is on the right

Fylde Borough Facilities are on the right but they are securely locked up

Fylde Offices

Inside the bottom workshop. Over riding smell of pigeon dung,
They are nesting in the roof space


The same place, just push the door back a little and you are in!
Not that you want to stay - you could bottle the smell!

Back up Heeley Road from the bottom.
Across the road are very nice well tended properties.

Ready to fall in or on!

Heeley road again

The Council sheds. Although deserted they seem secure

The other open building at Fairways, just slip in!
Pigeons everywhere

The other end of the building

Slide the door back, slip in and photograph.


Boarded up office facing the road

Council Buildings


Fylde Borough Council Buildings