FY3 (Blackpool) area guide

The FY3 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Blackpool, Brunswick, Claremont, High Cross, Ingthorpe, Lancashire, Layton, Marton, Park, Staining, Staining and Weeton, Talbot, Tithebarn, Tyldesley.
During the Norman Conquest, the area was owned by Earl Tostig, King Harold II’s brother. Earl Tostig died at the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the land was taken over by the Normans. William the Conqueror gave the land to Anglo-Norman Baron Roger the Poitevin between 1069 and 1086.

There was a shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes built in 1955 and 1957. During World War II, Bishop Thomas E. Flynn, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster, prayed to Our Lady of Lourdes to protect the diocese from war damage. After the war had ended, the shrine was practically untouched. The bishop ordered to build a chapel for remembrance.
FY3 is located on the western outskirts of Blackpool, on the shoreline of the Irish Sea. This area has a population of over 30,000. Around 80 per cent of the housing stock in FY3 is made up of either semi-detached or terraced properties.

Some of the more expensive streets in FY3 are North Park Drive and Turnstone, both with average property prices of over £400,000. Cheaper streets include Hockley Place, Horsebridge Road, Laycock Gate and Cypress Grove, all of which have average prices of around £50,000.
FY3 is home to over 1,500 animals housed at the Blackpool Zoo. There is a variety of different animals including primates, mammals, birds and reptiles. A new addition (from 2010) is an ‘active oceans’ exhibit featuring sealions and penguins.

There are two golf courses to choose from in FY3; Blackpool and Reach. Both have 18 beautiful and challenging holes to improve one’s game. Black Park Golf Club is over 75 years old and features many great competitions that are open to anyone who wishes to partake.

Stanley Park is a great place for all ages. The park boasts lovely walking paths through Salisbury Woodland, around the open lake or the gardens in the park. Sports are always an option at the park; with activities such as tennis, skateboarding, trampolining, bowling, basketball and football, everyone can find something to entertain them in the park.