Welcome to Warton History Society

(Founded in 1970)

We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at

Bryning-with-Warton Village Hall

(Corner of Church Road and Lytham Road)





The Next Meeting will be September 17th

and the first talk of the season .

our speaker will be Adrian Page

talking about

Lady Jane the 9 Day Queen



 £1.50 for members and £2.50 for guests

7:30pm at Warton Village Hall (PR4 1BD)

*Please bring your own cup*


2024-2025 Talks

Sept 17th 2024

Lady Jane the 9-day Queen

Adrian Page

Oct 15th 2024

The tragic tale of the St. Anne’s drownings

Mick Downer

Nov 19th 2024

George Formby

Matt Warhurst

Dec 17th 2024

History of Christmas

Susan Holden

Jan 21st 2025

Henry VIII

Carol Gillians

Feb 18th 2025

A.G.M Hot pot and Quiz

David Hoyle

March 18th 2025

Edith Rigby


Judith Beeston

April 15th 2025

A glimpse beneath the celebrity chefs’ apron

Caroline James

May 20th 2025

Pride of Preston

The Dick Kerr Ladies

Gail Newsham




The village is named Wartun or Wartuna in the Domesday Book, and the current spelling is first seen in 1227.

In 1835 Warton was a township in the parish of Kirkham. For probate purposes, prior to 1858, Warton was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester.

In his 1870 Gazetteer, Wilson reports that the chapelry of Warton also included the Freckleton township, and comprised 6,598 acres, with a population 1,325 and 270 houses. The property is described as being "much subdivided". Cotton spinning and the manufacture of sackingsailcloth, and cordage were the main occupations. There were two churches, both described as "good". There were also two Methodist chapels,

The Birley Arms and the Clifton Arms are the 2 pubs





Is a respectable village, township, and parish about three miles S.S.W. from Kirkham, in the parliamentary division of the Fylde, and in the county council division and Union of the Fylde.

 The largest owner of the soil is J. T. Clifton, Esq., but some others have estates in the township.

 It contains 2,416 statute acres.

 Its population in

1841, 552

1851, 470

1861, 446

1871, 444

1881, 408

1891, 414

1901, 446

and 1921, 470.

 ST. PAUL'S CHURCH was originally built in 1722. It was replaced by a new church in 1886. This is a neat Gothic edifice with a graceful spire, designed by Messrs. Aldridge & Deacon, of Liverpool, and the cost of erection was £3,500. There are 300 sittings, all free. Five stained-glass windows of a memorial character have been placed in the church, and in 1896 the church was re-decorated.

 A new reredos has been erected in the church to the memory of the Rev. Wm . Baines. The benefice is a vicarage, value £300, in the gift of the Dean and Canons of Christ Church, Oxford, and is held by the Rev. Robert Halstead.

 The SCHOOL at Warton was endowed in 1810, with property from which £90 per year is received. The school was enlarged in 1908, and is free to the children of the parish. The CATHOLIC CHURCH, dedicated to the Holy Family, was erected in 1901. A school in connection with the Church was built the same year. Rev. Francis Carr rector.

Membership is £10 per year

We Start in September till May the following year


Talks start at 7:30pm and we serve tea and Biscuits

 and we also have our famous raffle.

We charge £1.50 for members and £2.50 for guests

Everyone welcome

If you need to contact me please call

Me The Chairman

David Hoyle



Hope you can join us soon