Poulton Road meets Lord Street not far from Fisherman’s Walk, where the tram lines pass through and head off towards Copse Road. The shops carry on at the junction with Lord Street, but we haven’t been to investigate those yet.
This mission took us to the other end of Poulton Road. Approaching from inland, the first thing that you hit is Gee Tee’s and Aldi on your right hand side. Aldi speaks for itself, with huge quantities of national advertising everyone must know what they sell. Gee Tee’s however, is a local store, there may be others elsewhere but I’ve never found one. They have a great selection of all kinds of things for the home, including small furniture, cards and gifts and much more, so that’s well worth a look for a start.
Go a little further along Poulton Road and you pass houses before coming to shops on both sides of the street, and there’s free on street parking.
Fleetwood Town Council set up shop here last year, and their office is open to the public for a limited time each day, although it would be best to check with them first and maybe make an appointment. Next door but one to the Council office is a jewellery shop called Solo. If you like trinkets and shiny things then you MUST call in here!
They have some fabulous stuff, and it’s all so very reasonably priced too that you’ll come out with a bag full! I browsed and bought my bits and bobs before telling the owner that I was going to talk about her, and making her submit for a photo!
The other surprise was the butchers at the right hand side of the Council offices. They have awnings down to keep the sun off the produce, so I couldn’t tell you what the shop is called, but after I’d bobbed underneath the awnings and got into the shop I was amazed! It’s like something straight out of Barton Grange Garden Centre – a beautiful traditional shop with a fabulous range of produce. I made them submit for a photo too!
I trundled along the street, handing postcards to the shop owners, so you may have picked one up. There’s a nicely appointed opticians, a sweet shop, hairdressers, and more.
I got sidetracked at the pet shop by Maggie the Umbrella Cockatoo and her next door neighbour Maddie the African Grey. Now I know how these birds can really pack a punch when they bite, so I settled for whispering sweet nothings through the bars, much to their interest, until the owner came to chat. Once he showed up Maddie was off ‘La, la, la, la, la’ she sang (in a monotone), bouncing up and down in a parrot dance. ‘Hello, hello’ followed by ‘goodbye’ as I parted myself from their company. It’s a good shop if you want anything pet-wise, stocked with all kinds of sacks of food and equipment.
I made my way as far as the Strawberry Gardens pub, home to the Fuzzy Duck local beers and venue for many a local gathering, which was all lit up in the afternoon sunshine, with a warm cozy feel indoors.
The next animal I couldn’t resist was the Lion in the florists across the road. At a quick glance from the other side of the street I thought he was promoting the Wizard of Oz. Chatting to the owner, that was why he was originally made, and rather handsome he was too. The owners husband had made it, carved from polystyrene and painted and it was one of the best props I’ve seen. She’s a member of a flower club and it had been used in one of their previous festivals.
So that was my walk along the end of Poulton Road this week. I’m slowly working my way around the local shopping areas of the Fylde Coast. There’s a lot to cover so if you have a shop, or particularly like a certain area, then get in touch and we’ll bump it to the top of the list and come there next.
Just email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
Jewellery Shop, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
Butchers, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
Pet shop and stores, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
Strawberry Gardens Pub, Poulton Road, Fleetwood
Florists, Poulton Road, Fleetwood