Wray shown within Lancashire
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According to the 2001 census Wray-with-Botton had 521 residents, 269 male, 252 female and 200 homes.
The village has a general store with a post office. The village also has a pub, The George and Dragon; a tearoom, Bridge House Farm Tearooms; and two restaurants, The Inn at Wray (Closed for business in 2012) and Bridge House Bistro.
Wray has a wireless broadband network maintained by Lancaster University with a wireless mesh network. The village is also working with the university to trial a digital TV network through the mesh.
1967 Wray Flood
A flash flood on 8 August 1967 of the river Roeburn resulted in the loss of houses, bridges, livestock, vehicles, and personal possessions. Despite the scale of the devastation, no serious injury was done to any residents. The flood is illustrated in the Millennium Mosaic, completed in September 2000, which represents the wind and storm spewing out a great tide of water. The mosaic is in the 'Flood Garden' on Main Street, the site of some of the houses demolished by the flood. Photos of the flood are village website and displayed the post office.
The Scarecrow Festival, established 1995, takes place every year during the week leading up to May Day when there is a fair. During the week there are refreshments served daily in the village hall and a parade of the giants. Lots of the villagers put up scarecrows outside their homes, and these are all photographed and added to the digital noticeboard online via the village website. On Easter Monday 2011, the festival's cricket match, Twicket, was live-streamed on the internet.
- "Parish headcount". Lancashire County Council. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- Mesh delivers broadband to DSL "Black spots" in UK Villages
- Wray Village website
- Garnett, Emmeline (2002). The Wray Flood of 1967: Memories of a Lune Valley Community. Lancaster University. ISBN 1-86220-119-6.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Virtual Tour of the Village with panoramas and hundreds of photos, plus video history of the Scarecrow Festival and Wray Fair.