Skip to content
Get our newsletter
Recording Morecambe Bay
Explore your heritage
You are here:
'Christmas was an exciting time' - Jack Manning
'We don't have tides in Blackburn'
"Mr. Seaweed" - Ernie Nicholson
A Lofty Conical Eminence
One of the earliest images and written descriptions of Warton Crag was made by William Hutchinson in 1789. Hutchinson described ...
A Salty Story
Salt has always been an essential ingredient in daily life. Sea salt production around Britain’s coast dates back to Roman ...
The Devonshire and Buccleuch Docks were constructed by the late Mr Brassey in 1867. At the same time a certain ...
Barrow-in-Furness: The early days
Barrow-in-Furness – but yesterday an obscure fishing village and today a corporate borough with nearly 30,000 inhabitants. Francis Leach in “Barrow-in-Furness, ...
With stunning views and wide-open spaces, the pure peace of Birkrigg Common attracts thousands of people every year. It’s a ...
Being in the wrong channel when sailing - John Howell
Birkrigg Stone Circle and Birkrigg Common: aerial photographs
Born into a family of butchers
Ninety-one-year-old Richard ‘Rex’ Lancaster had an idyllic childhood in Grange. In shorts and vest his six-to-eight-week summer holidays were spent ...
Bracken clearance at Birkrigg Common (aerial films)
Canal Foot Song
Performed by Year 6 : Church Walk School: 6/7/2017 Chorus Canal foot we have childhood memories, Canal Foot! Canal Foot! (x2) 1. One step and ...
Shrimpers and cockle pickers stretching along Morecambe Bay’s coastline are proud to use family fishing techniques that go back generations. On ...
Conservation at Birkrigg Stone Circle
Morecambe Bay Partnership, working in partnership with Historic England and volunteers, through our Headlands to Headspace Scheme, is working to help conserve one of ...
Cross bay swim
Crossfields of Arnside
With 25 boats and 2 replicas, Crossfields of Arnside are one of most significant builders on the OGA Boat Register. Arnside ...
Cycling in Barrow
Barrow Amateur Cycling Club Headquarters The club, which opened in 1906, was based in the Old Royal Hotel on The Strand. ...
Early Shipbuilding in Furness and Barrow
Sailing vessels have been built on the Furness coast for centuries. An attempt was made to build a warship at ...
Elephants in the water - Sid Eastwood
Ernie Nicholson: Netmaker and Fisherman
Did you know that from the 1920s up to the 1970s Morecambe was home to a thriving fishing factory? It ...
Fishing in a male dominated world - Margaret Owen
Semi-retired Margaret Owen, née Gregory, moved to Morecambe Bay in 1957 from Manchester aged five. In 1981 she and her husband, ...
Fishing with a haaf-net - Margaret Owen
Copyright and license