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Caption for Formby, The Village C1960: As a barometer of Formby's growth in the second half of the 20th century, Chapel Lane (facing us) is a good measuring device. Many of the shops on both right and left had only recently been, or were yet to be, converted from private dwelling houses. The paved areas in front of those in the picture are the erstwhile front gardens of the houses, and the architecture above the shop fronts also betrays the origins of the buildings. Martins Bank (right) was acquired by Barclays in 1969. The elms on the left of Chapel Lane were removed in 1975 because of the ravages of Dutch elm disease. The roundabout has now been joined by several traffic-calming devices to cope with traffic volume, and at the beginning of the new millennium a set of pedestrian-operated traffic lights was installed halfway along this busy shopping street.

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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