Formby is a compact town. Its shopping centre is situated approximately 10 miles north of Liverpool. Probably in existence even prior to Norse settlement, growth and expansion began in 1848 when the railway from Liverpool to Southport was opened, making Formby more accessible. Until then, Formby had been just a small rural hamlet, and it remains a virtual island in the greenbelt, bounded by the sea to the west and farmland to the east. The sandy coastal strip has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and ...

Formby: Then & Now 2012, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752471556

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