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Caption for Formby, Gores Lane C1960: Here we see one of Formby's older properties, a fine example of the type of cottage that was once common to this part of the coast. An old custom at Formby was the carrying of a corpse three times round the Godstone in the belief that it prevented the dead from coming back to haunt their relatives. The Godstone itself is thought to date back to pagan times, being carved with a cross by early Christian missionaries.

Memories of Formby

Hello friends!  I am very interested to find out as much as I can about the former Our Lady's school which used to be on Church Road in Formby.  I'm interested more about the boys side as apparently boys and girls were seperated then.  My Father went to that school (not sure (...Read full memory)

I was at Holmwood from 1951 to 56. I would like to find David Glass' history.

The names of the 2 male teachers were Walter Rogan and Peter Dolan. There are still plenty of people who went to Our Ladys still living in Formby a couple of whom I still socialise with. There were quite a few of us who went on to St Wilfrids and it would be nice to see who is still about.

I still have good memories of my head teacher at Our Lady's School in Formby, her name was Sister Mary Joseph. Every first Friday of the month we used to go to mass then have breakfast at school. Who can remember Miss Dun? Can anybody remember the names of the 2 male teachers? I left the school in 1963, at 15. Hope to hear (...Read full memory)

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