Formby Tapestry By Lilian Rushton Created Between 1975 To 1982
The Formby Tapestry (a pictorial history of Formby) was the work of Lilian Rushton. Some of her 'scenes' in the Tapestry are based on Mrs Sibley's sketches and watercolours. The Tapestry belongs to the FCS and is on permanent Display in the History Room at Duke St Library. It was unfinished when Miss Rushton died in 1982, having completed 67 panels. Other members of the Society added another 8 panels but unfortunately they did not have the remarkable skills of Lilian Rushton. The complete photographic record was compiled by Ian Hall in 1989.

Reg Yorke
May 2011

July 2012. Many of the references to Lilian Rushton have spelt her name with two L's. Her correct first name is Lilian and steps are being taken to correct this error.

May 2016

The Tapestry has now returned to the library after a short absence.
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