Photographer's Note

Good Afternoon Everyone,

This is the the village green and duck pond at the centre of a little village called Wrea Green, Lancashire, which we visited on our way to the coast.

Wrea Green was simply known as "Wray" up until the late nineteenth century. The village became known as "Wrea Green" to avoid confusion with the village of Wray, in the north of the county. Indeed, the change of name was pressed for, by the incumbent vicar of the day - the long serving Rev. RS Stoney whose mail was arriving frequently in the wrong town.

The name Wray is probably of Norse origin, Wray (Vrai) meaning "Corner Nook". The local duck pond is known as "The Dub", a term which probably derives from the word daub because cottagers dug for daub and later clay to make their houses.

There are still some bylaws concerning the Green that I thought you would find interesting:

1. No person shall drive or wheel any cart, truck or other vehicle onto the village Green.
2. No person shall beat or shake carpets or rugs.
3. No person shall dig, cut or remove any sods.
4. No person shall light a fire.
5. No person shall hold a public meeting, religious, political or otherwise on the green.

Please click The Village Green and Pond to see the photograph much bigger and clearer.

Thank you for your interest, Bev.

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9491 W: 373 N: 21980] (86364)
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