Talk:The Fylde

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I intend to rename this article "The Fylde" instead of "Fylde peninsula". As far as I know everyone refers to it as the Fylde; I've never seen the phrase "Fylde peninsula" anywhere other than on Wikipedia. I'm announcing my intention in case anyone violently objects to this. --Dr Greg 11:49, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Even the disambiguation page Fylde states that the area is normally known as The Fylde. I have never heard anyone refer to the area as Fylde peninsula, only ever as The Fylde or the Fylde Coast. I fully agree with your proposal to rename the article. Perhaps with a small section being added about the Fylde Coast (other than the comment about the Fylde Coast being a Local Justice area) too?♦Tangerines BFC ♦·Talk 13:35, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree, I was born there and my parents still live there - it's always "The Fylde". Keith Worden 12:47, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

That's good enough for me, so I've moved it. When I have time I'd like to add more to this article, but in the mean time, feel free to expand yourself if you can. --Dr Greg 12:09, 23 April 2007 (UTC)


I am proposing to create [[Category:The Fylde]] and a subcategory [[Category:Fylde (borough)]]. This latter name would break the convention that borough categories do not include the word "borough" in their name, but I think this is necessary in this case to avoid confusion between the two categories. This is currently being discussed at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK geography#Names of categories for local government districts. Please contribute there if you have an opinion. --Dr Greg 17:16, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Map omission[edit]

Poulton-le-Fylde seems to be missing Michael P. Barnett (talk) 01:16, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

It is still missing, and this is mentioned in a hatnote. Michael P. Barnett (talk) 18:02, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Michael, I agree that the map is not ideal. Poulton-le-Fylde should certainly be more prominent than, say, Hardhorn or High Compley. I'm not sure how effective the maintenance tag you left will be. The only way this will be fixed is if someone finds, or creates, a better map that can be used under an appropriate license, and uploads it either here or at Wikimedia Commons. It looks like the map being used now was created in 2008 at OpenStreetMap. I must admit, I'm not 100% sure how copyright & licensing works for maps, but maybe someone could make a better one from OpenStreetMap. When you click on the link in the image page to OpenStreetMap, Poulton-le-Fylde is now on their map. (A purely technical note that doesn't matter, but I know you are interested in learning the ways of Wikipedia: the note you left on the article page is what we'd refer to as a maintenance tag; whereas hatnote would refer to the note at the very top in italics that says "Not to be confused with Fylde (borough)." The former is intended to be temporary and to help editors, while the latter is usually a permanent notice, to help readers.) --BelovedFreak 00:02, 7 January 2011 (UTC)