DINING OUT: Halfway House, South Shore

It was fascinating – and reassuring – to see work going on to transform the Halfway House through the spring and summer while we were driving daily to the old Gazette offices off Squires Gate Lane.

The Fairfield Arms at Greenhalgh

DINING OUT: The Fairfield Arms, Greenhalgh

When the Vittoria’s Italian restaurant was acquired by the Rural Inns group earlier this year, it was refreshing that they opted to revert to the premises being known by the Fairfield Arms name which had applied up to five or so years ago.

The Fairhaven pub

DINING OUT: The Fairhaven

The Fairhaven’s revival last month, after it was closed for almost three years, prompted a collective sigh of relief across much of south Fylde.

Ray Scrivens of St Annes with his model of the Royal Yacht Britannia

Ray’s Royal Yacht Britannia model rules

A Fylde model-maker’s scale version of the Royal Yacht Britannia so impressed officials at the ship’s base in Edinburgh that they have eagerly snapped it up to be part of the craft’s museum.

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