Ian Squire writes:
“Where is Wyre and Fylde?” has been asked of me on several occasions.
Wyre, named after the River Wyre comprises Fleetwood, Poulton le Fylde, Preesall, Garstang and Thornton Cleveleys as well as other settlements bordering Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston.
Fylde is the coastal plain area south of Wyre comprising Lytham St Annes, Kirkham and Wesham, Warton, Freckleton and many smaller settlements bordering Blackpool, Wyre and Preston immediately north of the River Ribble.
There is currently a thriving community of backgammon players in the Wyre and Fylde area. In normal times players meet up to play in several locations, mainly in pubs and clubs in Poulton le Fylde, Lytham St Annes and Blackpool.