Tom Lyon, licensee of the Fermor Arms, prepares for a
ride with his wife and their pony and trap.
Shown here in the early 1930s in the stable yard adjacent
to the Fermor.
It is also of interest to mention that the Fermor Arms
was a `working farm' surrounded by fields and meadows.
we see a Co-op lorry which visited villages from its base
in Croston. These visits were once a fortnight and locals
had order books which were given in on the occasion of
each visit. The Co-op divi will be remembered by many
as a `little something extra' which was much appreciated.
seen here in the foreground was the last of the Co-op
delivery men to use a horse and cart.
well known Rufford family was that of the `Ashcrofts',
photographed here at 'Thornton Farm', on Liverpool Road.
Yates and Dick Sephton. These home reared pigs had been
slaughtered and prepared for Swarbricks, the Ormskirk
Although Dick Sephton was a well-known local pig killer,
his wife was equally famous for her fish and chip shop
which stood opposite the Hesketh Arms.
Dick Sephton also owned a garage - on the same site as
the present village petrol station and ran two taxis for
the local villagers.