Join in me on this A-Z Journey into A SENSE OF PLACE where I will be:
- Featuring places connected with my own family history.
- Highlighting places with happy memories.
- Shining the spotlight on place names that appeal.
- Linking my interests in history, travel and photography.
F IS FOR:
The Anglian settlement in the Fylde. began in the late sixth century AD and is seen in the study of place names -tun, -ing, ham, meaning dwelling or village as in Poulton, Carleton, Singleton, Marton, Hambleton, Staining, Bispham and Lytham. The Norse settlement took place from c900AD and was carried out by Norsemen who had emigrated to
The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded for the Fylde 61 villages, 16 very sparsely populated and much of the area impassable wasteland. Three unnamed churches are listed, thought to be at Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and St. Michael’s Over Wyre.
|St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde |
where my Danson family were baptised, married and buried.
My great grandmother's sisters, Anne, Jane, Jennet and Aliice all lived in Fleetwood at some point in their lives.
FORT GEORGE, near Inverness, has no connection with my family history but it is such a fascinating place with a historic past, Did you know it was the largest single, costliest government project when it was completed in 1769. And it was never used for its intended purpose - to keep down the rebellious Scots!
Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden of Bonnie Prince Charlie, George II created
|The uniform of |
18th century soldiers
Britain's strongest ever fortification and the ultimate defence against further unrest - Fort George, the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe, Positioned strategically on a promontory jutting into the Moray Firth, it is surrounded on three sides by water. With its own harbour below the walls, the fort could be supplied by sea in event of a siege. Designed on a monumental scale, its 40 acre site houses accommodation for a governor, officers, artillery detachment, a 1600-strong infantry, a magazine for 2,500 gunpowder barrels, ordnance and provision stores, a brewhouse and a chap/
Today Fort George is a visitor attraction in the care of Historic Scotland but still functioning as a working army barracks, home to the Black Watch.
Source; Historic Scotland - Fort George.