Poulton has a long history. It is recorded in Domesday, together with over sixty other small communities in Amounderness, a sparsely populated coastal area of north-west Lancashire. From its earliest days Poulton-le-Fylde has served as a market town, supplying goods and services needed by the outlying farms and communities. The ancient parish church dedicated to St Chad stands at the head of the Market Place. While retaining its medieval street layout, planning decisions made over recent years have changed Poulton from the small rural market town of the early twentieth century into the community of today and inevitably some of the town's historical legacy has been lost. This book records some of Poulton's past and compares it with the present scene, a reminder of what has gone and maybe a surprise to more recent residents.