Introducing this website

Morecambe Bay has an incredibly rich heritage. We are helping the Bay’s communities to discover, record, understand, explore and celebrate this unique heritage landscape.

About us

Morecambe Bay Partnership is a small charity that makes BIG things happen. We’re working hard to bring benefits to the communities, heritage and environment around the Bay.

Together, the Partnership has secured over £3.5M of external investment.  Funding that would not otherwise have come to the Morecambe Bay area.

Why are we interested in the Bay’s past?

We want to ensure that the importance of the Bay’s cultural and built heritage is recognised locally, nationally and internationally, to ensure that it is looked after long into the future.

The Bay’s register of historic assets is unprecedented, including historic promenades, follies and lookouts, Iron Age hillforts, a Bronze Age stone circle, the railway, and areas of industry. It holds a unique cultural richness; nationally important for its maritime and WWI and WWII heritage, with exciting archaeological finds, a concentration of ritual and religious sites and a traditional fishing heritage that is unique to the area.

What are we doing?

Morecambe Bay Partnership is dedicated to ensuring the Bay’s heritage is recorded, conserved, understood and, most importantly, celebrated. We are engaging the communities around the Bay in innovative projects about their shared cultural heritage, from the first human habitation (through archaeology) to the memories of veteran fishermen (through oral history recording and celebration).

This website has been created to share some of the photographs, archaeological reports, stories, memories, and maps we have collected. We also want individuals, museums, archives and local groups to contribute their own content.

We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund who are helping us to deliver this important work on recording, understanding, conserving and celebrating the Bay’s cultural and built heritage, through our Headlands to Headspace Landscape Partnership Scheme.

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