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Garstang is a small town in the county of Lancashire in the North of England, located within the borough of Wyre. It is situated on the A6 between Lancaster and Preston, a short distance from Knott End-on-Sea and Myerscough College. The River Wyre runs through the town. Garstang is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Cherestanc. King Charles II is alleged to have spent the night in a town centre pub during the English Civil War. Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... The North of England , also the North country or simply The North, is a term which strictly refers to any part of Northern England north of a line from the Humber to the Dee estuaries. ... A borough is an administrative division used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... This article is about the district of Wyre in England. ... This article is about the A6 road in England. ... A view of Lancaster showing the Lune, the Millennium Bridge and the Ashton Memorial Lancaster (2001 census population 45,952: source ONS) is a city in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, UK. It is a commercial, cultural and educational centre. ... Preston is a city and local government district in North West England. ... Knott End is a sea-side resort in Lancashire. ... Built on the site of the old Myerscough Hall [1], some six miles north of Preston, Myerscough College[2] is a land-based Higher and Further Education college dating back to the 19th century. ... Map sources for the Wyre estuary at grid reference SD340479 This article is about the River Wyre in Lancashire. ... Doomesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was similar to a census by a government of today. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... For notes on some individual UK pubs, see Notable United Kingdom public houses. ... The English Civil War was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651. ...


The town celebrates an arts festival and an agricultural show in August. In November 2001 Garstang declared itself "the world's first Fairtrade Town", influencing many other towns, cities and counties around the UK to work towards the same goal. The Fairtrade Town status was renewed by the Fairtrade Foundation on August 13, 2003. The local newspaper the Garstang Courier is available on tape free of charge to blind and partially sighted people from Galloway's Society for the Blind. Galloway's Society for the Blind Garstang won the Small Town award in the 2005 Britain in Bloom awards. The town is overlooked by the ruined remains of Greenhalgh Castle, built in 1490 by Thomas Stanley First Earl of Derby. An arts festival, also art festival, is a festival that focuses on the visual arts. ... An Agricultural Show or Livestock show is a judged event or display in which breeding stock is showcased. ... Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. ... The Fairtrade Foundation is a charity which promotes the sale of Fairtrade-labelled products in the United Kingdom. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Britain in Bloom is a horticultural competition in the United Kingdom; organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, and currently sponsored by B&Q. It is entered by settlements; the winner is the settlement judged to have beautified itself best with the use of flowers and plants. ... Thomas Stanley may refer to one of several people: Thomas_Stanley,_1st_Earl_of_Derby, a fifteenth century English aristocrat, Thomas Bahnson Stanley, a 1950s governor of Virginia. ...


Garstang is a local centre for trade, business and entertainment. The town centre features a variety of small shops. Some of these are fmaily businesses going back generations, others are smaller shops that come and go on a regaulr basis. There are also three supermarkets in the town. One of the main attractions of the town are the many and varied pubs in the town centre. The Crown and Wheatsheaf are modern pubs, the Kings Arms, Eagle and Child and Royal Oak are more traditional venues. Slighly out of town there is the historical Tithe Barn Pub and the Farmers Arms. The Wheatsheaf has become know as a local gay-friendly pub, and all pubs occassionally host live entertainment.


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Coordinates: 53°54′N 2°46′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Garstang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (348 words)
Garstang is a small town in the county of Lancashire in the North of England, located within the borough of Wyre.
It is situated on the A6 between Lancaster and Preston, a short distance from Knott End-on-Sea and Myerscough College.
King Charles II is alleged to have spent the night in a town centre pub during the English Civil War.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Garstang (1061 words)
Garstang is a small town in the North of England situated on the A6 between Lancaster and Preston, a short distance from Knott End-on-Sea and Myerscough College.
The second half saw Garstang revert to their early season form with too many players stopping doing the simple things and it was like the team had forgotten how to defend as a unit.
Garstang went foward in an attempt to get back into the game and they grabbed a lifeline when a cross from the left was met by a powerful header from Wilson which gave the 'keeper no chance.
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