Dr. REGINALD YORKE.
We are sorry to report the death of Dr. Reginald Yorke, who for many years was an integral part of Formby Civic Society together with his wife Barbara. It was only until a few years ago that Reg remained an active and determined Chairman of FCS, leading our Society in the introduction of Blue Plaques for Formby and researching and writing high quality materials on Ravenmeols and the 'lost resort' of Formby-
These few words can not do justice to all that Reg Yorke has given to his community and the Society that has worked for the community since its inception in 1953. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and FCS members, but even more so by Barbara and the Yorke family."
Dr Phil Smith's Wildlife notes for April 2018 are now live -
plus an updated article on Formby's Black Poplars together with a revised Devil's Hole article click here to view
Latest archive finds
2 articles about formby
The Meetings programme will recommence in September
please click here for further details
Dec 2017 -
It is a 19 page report covering the health issues and population of Formby in 1957. It was prepared by MG Garry Medical Officer of Health (Part Time) and presented to the Chairman and members of the Formby Health and Highways Committee in 1957.
This is a searchable copy, subject to the poor type quality please click here to view
Dec. '17 -
The BBC have kindly given us permission to reproduce the podcast, to listen please click here
BBC Radio 4 ‘Open Country’ Covers the red squirrels and conservation of the sand dunes in Formby. It lasts about 24 minutes and was aired at 3pm on Thursday 7th December. -
Aug '17 Recently discovered a newsletter from 2001 -
RAF Woodvale Historical Interpretive Panel
On Wednesday 7th of December, Reg Yorke was present at Dune Heath for the unveiling of an RAF Woodvale Historical Interpretive Panel. He was joined by members of the Civic Society, Fiona Whitfield of the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, Officers of RAF Woodvale and Aldon Ferguson, the airfield historian. The Panel bears the wording:
'Lest we forget':-
2nd Blue Plaque for Formby
On Thursday 20th, October 2016, the Civic Society was able to unveil a second Blue Plaque, this one marking the childhood home of one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, Beryl Bainbridge. Please click here for photos and details
Footprints on the prehistoric Landscape: -
If you have ever seen strange tracks on the Formby foreshore and wondered who or what they belonged to and when they were made -