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For visitors and residents Kirkham has free car parking, excellent rail links and is 5 minutes from Junction 3 of the M55. The high street features an eclectic mix of independent shops and businesses, a Post Office, main banks and a wide choice of cafés, pubs and restaurants.

This guide will give you a taste of what our town and surrounding area has to offer including:- A traditional market every Thursday, a Lancashire Market on the first Saturday of each month; annual Club Day with a procession, traditional brass band and all the Churches and schools represented on the second Saturday in June followed by Civic Sunday the day after. The Community Centre and several Churches host a wide variety of groups and classes ranging from martial arts and dance to arts and fitness.

Kirkham in Bloom fills the town with seasonal colour each year; a pro-active Business group promotes the town with the Town Councillors and Mayor administrating the needs and wants of the community.

Currently there are several new initiatives underway, including the saving and regeneration of Kirkham Swimming Baths; the redevelopments and extension of the Memorial Gardens and Park; Kirkham ‘Renaissance’ project improves and develops the high street, including signage, shop fronts and pavements together with new town signage.

"Kirkham is a vibrant market town on the Fylde.The people of the town are warm, friendly and proud of their identity. Kirkham Parish Church is set in the heart of the town with a congregation that is both active and committed to serving the town. If you are visiting, or just passing by, you will always be made welcome at the Parish Church.The church is open throughout the week from dusk till dawn."

Special thanks go to those organisations that support us including HMP Kirkham, Kirkham Town Council, Fylde Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and not least thanks to the Senior Tutor and students of the Business Department of UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) for the ideas and hard work they put in towards the creation of this guide.

The Rev'd R W Bunday (Vicar of Kirkham)

Elaine Silverwood Chairperson Kirkham and Wesham Business Group

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Introduction

Kirkham received its Royal Charter in 1296, declaring its status as a market town. Kirkham is the hub of the Rural Fylde, an area of 3.9 square kilometres with a population of 7,127 (as at 2008). The whole of the Fylde area is 165.6 square kilometres, the majority of which are rural communities including the delightful villages of Treales, Roseacre and Wharles, Elswick, Wrea Green and Medlar with Wesham all with their own charm.

Barnfield, Kirkham

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