Wrea Green

Wrea Green

Wrea Green is a pretty little rural village, east of Blackpool and not far inland from Lytham and St Annes.

Have a look around in this marvellous aerial video clip, taken on a lovely summer day by Quadographer13

Wrea Green in Lancashire

In this Google map below, you can see that it’s near to Lytham, St Annes and Kirkham, and south east of Blackpool. About 1600 people live in the area.

Google map of where the village is on the Fylde Coast
Google map of where the village is on the Fylde Coast

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Did you know that it also has the largest village green in Lancashire? At one side of it is a beautiful duck pond, known locally as ‘The Dub’.

Aerial view of Wrea Green, Image taken from aerial video by Quadographer13
Aerial view of Wrea Green, Image taken from aerial video by Quadographer13

Wrea Green – Best Kept Village in Lancashire

You can see that it’s a beautiful spot when you go through it. Wrea Green has won the ‘Lancashire’s Best Kept Village’ award 15 times.

It’s an impressive track record, including the years 1959, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Do you know if it won the award after 2012? If so please let us know.

Wrea Green Church
Wrea Green Church
Wrea Green Village Green
Village Green

Find a few small businesses, pubs, restaurants, cafes and a post office in the village.

The Grapes pub

Wrea Green Field Day

The community gala ‘Field Day’ takes place in late June or early July each year. It follows Kirkham Club Day and is before Lytham Club Day.

Wrea Green Field Day
Field Day

It’s a special day of community fun and celebration. It includes a procession around the village green, fancy dress competition, Morris dancing, decorated floats, marching bands, a fair, farmers market and sporting events.

Everyone is welcome to come along and watch and it’s a busy day with lots of visitors enjoying the sights and sounds.

History of Wrea Green

Wikipedia tells us A separate hamlet and part of the village existed before the time of the Domesday Book, with the name of Ricksby. The name was changed along the way to Rigbi.

In this guise it was mentioned in Domesday, as was the neighbouring hamlet of Wra (which became Wray). The name of the village eventually, through misspellings and a growing population, became Ribby with Wray. But there was already a Wray in the county of Lancaster (Lune Valley) so it’s spelling was changed to Wrea.

Because it has the largest village green in the county, and to distinguish it further from the other Wray, the name “Wrea Green” was born.

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