Queens Award for Voluntary Service


Our History

Fairfield Association History

The Fairfield Association was formed by residents and friends of the Fairfield area of Lancaster (England) in October 1996.

Read Our History


We have been involved in a number of different projects since we began.


Meeting Document Archive

Minutes for all meetings since 2006 can be found in the archive. All files can be downloaded as PDFs.

Go to Archive

History of our Green spaces

Playground History

In 1996 a local developer bought some derelict garages next to the Green, and applied to the site owners, the City Council, to buy a small part of the play area as well, in order to build new housing.

Playground HISTORY

Orchard History

The Fairfield Association created the Orchard in 1999-2000. It was one of 250 millennium greens created across the country.


Fairfield Nature Reserve History

The Nature Reserve was created in two stages: Fauna on agricultural land leased from Lancaster City Council (agreed by Cabinet in 2009) and Flora on land bought bought between 2011 and 2013

Nature Reserve HistOry

Triangle History

In June 2012 a ‘Friends of the Triangle’ group was formed, with the aims of transforming the land into public green space and bringing the workshop building back into use.

Read Triangle History

EarLier History of the area

The Agricultural History of South Lancaster, with Special Reference to Flora

A talk by local historian Mike Derbyshire

Lecture slides

The Loxam Family

Members of the Loxam family recount growing up at Carr House Farm. Link launches MP3 audio file.

Hear Their Story

The Flora Area

Links to various articles and resources about the early history of the Flora area, including details of some archaeological finds.

Early History


As part of the “Green Path Project” we recorded and transcribed memories of people who lived in the area.

Read Recollections