"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Formby

Formby is a town that now includes a village called Freshfield. The area is a civil parish and within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside, England. It has a population of approximately 25,000.

Historically in Lancashire, three manors are recorded in the Domesday book under "Fornebei" as Halsall, Walton and Poynton. The town's early recorded industry points to cockle raking, and shrimp fishing (in addition to arable ventures) last through into the 19th century. By 1872 the township and sub-district as of 1872 was made up of two chapelries (St. Peter and St. Luke), and contained Birkdale township, the hamlets of Ainsdale and Raven-Meols and Altcar parish. Formby was built on the plain adjoining the Irish Sea coast a few miles north of the Crosby channel where the sands afford shelter to the towns.

Formby is affluent with high owner-occupation and car ownership. Strong economic ties are retained with nearby Liverpool to which it acts as a dormitory town for some of its residents.

The greater area is a popular tourist destination during the summer months, with day trippers attracted to its beaches, sand dunes and wildlife - most particularly the red squirrels. and Natterjack toads. The area is a conserved by the National Trust, and designated a site of Specific Scientific Interest.

Local authority: Sefton Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SD294074

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Things to see and do in and around Formby

  • Formby Red Squirrel Reserve (NT) (Formby Point)
  • Formby Nature Reserve
  • China Butterfly Craft Centre
  • China Butterfly pottery painting studio and craft shop
  • Farmer Teds Farm Park
  • Purple Monster Playcentre

Tourist Information

Southport
Tourist Information Centre
112 Lord Street
Merseyside
England
PR8 1NY

Phone 01704 533 333
http://www.visitsouthport.com/

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Weather

Forecast for Monday 23 October

06:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSE
Pressure 1013
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 62%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSE
Pressure 1013
Humidity 93%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 43%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 94%
UV Index
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15:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 84%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
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