Dating sites in merseyside
The RAF station was also home to the last ever operational service of the British legend, the Supermarine Spitfire.
The town is built upon the west of a large flat area of land called the West Lancashire Coastal Plain.The River Alt runs into the Irish Sea just south of Formby at Hightown.The town is rurally landlocked; the land between Formby and the areas of Southport, Ormskirk and Liverpool is green belt land and is used for arable agricultural purposes.Since 1 April 1974, it has formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, in Merseyside.Prior to 1983 Formby was in the parliamentary constituency of Ormskirk and after Ormskirk's abolition was made part of the Crosby constituency.Large areas of this land are protected by the National Trust.
Formby is in a temperate climate zone, with mild winters and warm summers.
For elections to Sefton Council, Formby is divided between two electoral wards with three councillors each.
Harington ward, whose councillors are Nina Killen - Labour Party, Gillian Cuthbertson - Independent Conservative, and Denise Dutton - Conservative, and Ravenmeols ward, whose councillors are Catie Page - Labour Party, Tim Hale - Labour Party, Maria Bennett - Formby Residents Action Group.
The common place-name suffix -by is from the Scandinavian byr meaning "homestead", "settlement" or "village".
The village of Formby was originally spelt Fornebei and means "the old settlement" or "village belonging to Forni".
It is believed to have been established as early as 1776 by William Hutchinson, the Dock Master for the Liverpool Common Council.