Could you find Poulton’s curve today?

Poulton Curve Station and, below, the same view today

Poulton Curve Station and, below, the same view today

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Poulton Curve railway station must have had one of the most rural settings in Lancashire.

But could you find it today?

The site of the former Poulton Curve station and, below, the station  as it was

The site of the former Poulton Curve station and, below, the station as it was

The halt was opened in February 1909 and closed in July 1952.

Alongside the Curve station ran a watercourse known as Horsebridge Dyke, a relic of the countryside before the railway.

That watercourse is still there, flowing through what is now a large park and children’s play area close to the Carleton end of Tithebarn Street.

Both pictures appear in Poulton-le-Fylde Through Time, part of Amberley Publishing’s popular series which has already covered various parts of Lancashire and further afield. Just like Memory Lane’s Then and Now section, the easily-accessible format sees each page highlight a particular view from days gone by and accompany it with the same scene as it looks in the present day.

Christine Storey began her research into the history of Poulton more than 30 years ago. Her interest in the past, present and future of the market town originally stemmed from her research into her Lewtas ancestors who have lived in the Fylde since the 15th century. She is a founder member and past chairman of Poulton-le-Fylde Historical and Civic Society and a past chairman of the Lancashire Local History Federation.

The book costs £14.99 and is available at www.amberley-books.com (10 per cent discount and free P&P) and local book stores.