Okay…an extra, albeit short, posting this week (there might be another on Wednesday yet if you’re really unlucky) because I seem to have caused a bit of trouble by opening my big mouth without checking the facts first (or to put it another way, without consulting Michelle).
Several weeks ago, when I posted the first of the ‘Most Haunted at Mains Hall’ video clips I incorrectly stated that Mains Hall was actually in the Wyre. To be honest I thought it was. However, as it transpires, Mains Hall is, in fact, within the Fylde.
The Fylde and Wyre boundaries around Little Singleton get a bit confusing to say the least but, as the map below clearly demonstrates (just click on the thumbnail for the larger version), at Skippool the boundary moves into the Wyre, follows it for a distance, and then remerges on the south bank at Great Eccleston.
(You watch...I'll get into trouble for breach of copyright with Ordnance Survey now)
So, I owe an apology both to Adele at Mains Hall and Dorothy of Singleton (who quoted what I'd written over at the BBC website in a recent argument about the aforementioned boundaries) and I sincerely hope that there hasn’t been too much blood shed.
Again, many apologies…I shall be consulting Michelle a bit more before I post these things in future.
Brian (hangs head in shame and shuffles off quietly) Hughes.