Have a look around in this marvellous aerial video clip, taken on a lovely summer day by Quadographer13
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.
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’.
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.
Find a few small businesses, pubs, restaurants, cafes and a post office in the village.
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.
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.
Links to External Websites
- Take a look at the village website
- Wrea Green Field Day on Facebook
- More about Wrea Green on Wikipedia
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