Roots

FCC started at Fairhaven Lake before moving to Hope Street Recreation Ground. Today FCC is taking part in the Fairhaven Open Day with a couple of courts. The ground is very hard and compacted so Ian fashioned an auger to drill out the soil for the hoops which was a great sucess. See it in action here

There are numerous sports being represented at the lake today and the event has been arranged and coordinated well by the team. It is a great shame that the only factor out of their control brings miserable weather to dampen the morning. As you can see the hard surface has not soaked up much water from the rain yet.

Boss hits the first ball on the lawn for over 25 years.

Well in true Fylde fashion the rain disappeared and the Sun did its best. The wind however remained which was slightly concerning with the archery just across the fence! We had over 40 trying, probably half locals. We have potentially 7 recruits for the Golf Course and 3 for AC along with 3 others from the taster sessions. We also had many important Fylde “tourist” organisers and of course the Gazette photographer! A great day hosted by Cyd, Liz, Jan, Shelagh and Philip with visits from Ian, Jean and Betty Bates.

26th May 2019

débutante

Congratulations to Alison Broughton for competing in her first competition and exceeding her targets! 2 hoops in the first game, 4 in the 2nd and then 7 in the last!!!! Well done Alison She did Fylde proud.

Alison at the Millennium 2019.

Also competing for Fylde was Philip Bass who was beaten to the play offs by the eventual winner.

11th May 2019

Talking Croquet

Paul & Liz

NW Federation Chair, Paul & Fylde CC Chair, Liz were interviewed by Scott Wallis on his "Talking Sport" show - a show that avoids discussing Football, Cricket, Rugby or any of the other 'mainline' pursuits and gives air-time to 'minor' less popular sports like ours.

 

We wish to thank Scott, he treated us seriously and with sincerity allowing us to explain our passion.

11th April 2019

Falcons take flight

Fylde Falcons met up for a pre-season coaching session from Captain Betty Bates on Saturday afternoon. They were told about the changes to the Golf Croquet rules and then had a few practice games. Association and Golf was also being played by other members. In all over 16 members were around to share in the sunshine and refreshments. It was also good to see ex-members Brian Russell and Norman Smith who clearly haven't lost their touch!

30th March 2019

Lawns Open !

The border lines are now all clearly marked for all to see.

24th March 2019

Request for short delay

Several days lawn preparation have been lost due to the heavy rain last week. Nevertheless it seems that by 30th March they will be open and ready for play. In the coming week a weeding party is being organised so please contact us if you can help.

22nd March 2019

Work continues

Great turn out today of the usual suspects plus 6 helpers.

Hover craft.

More problems to solve.

More sunshine and a different selection of volunteers – 10 in all! Squads cleared the West boundary, cleaned the huts and storage shed and burned all the rotten wood Philip and Ian had a difficult time getting the spreader to work satisfactorily – the eventual solution meant we had to run with it to get it to spread! A relay team managed the job admirably Next job is to mow and mark the lawns – this will be toward the middle of March

27th February 2019

Work continues

Fancy some mud wrestling? Philip has started work on the new drainage pipe laying with the paid help of Harrison Ball Great progress today as half the ditch has been filled in.

Well done Philip for the work so far.

1st February 2019

Work continues

It is hard to imagine how our drainage could be improved but...

Preparations for the new and improved drainage on the East of the lawns have been completed. The next stage of laying a pipe will take place shortly. This essential work will take the club forward with reduced maintenance for many years.

23rd November 2018

Steve Wins Weather Photographer

A British photographer (sic) has scooped a global prize with his shot of lightning over Blackpool. Stephen Cheatley's picture depicts the Lancashire seaside resort - known for its annual illuminations - lit up by a more celestial source during a storm. The amateur lensman beat 4,000 fellow snappers to be crowned Weather Photographer of The Year with his Electric Blackpool image. Judges said it had been "an extremely competitive year".

Electric Blackpool.

Mr Cheatley said he set out after an "intense" summer storm a few days earlier had made him "determined to try to capture some strikes this time". His persistence was rewarded when, just after midnight, Blackpool's famous promenade was lashed by rain and multiple bolts of lighting. He said he chose the seafront location to capture some "famous buildings in the shot like the piers and Blackpool Tower". Mr Cheatley was named overall winner, while prizes were also given in the over-17s and under-16s categories.

BBC, November 2018

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23rd November 2018