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North Walney Ranges
At Walney there are two superimposed ranges, both intended for testing and practising firing from aircraft. Extending out from the peritrack ...
Plans for Walney
Walney-on-Sea During the late 19th century and early 20th century Walney was seen as a possible seaside resort with hotels and ...
Recording the Bay's Military heritage
We are delivering this training project for volunteers to gain skills in archaeological recording and understanding miliary structures and landscapes. ...
Riddling for shrimps - David Bates
Rites of passage of a coastguard
Royal Shrimps on a Toasted Muffin anyone?
From Morecambe Bay waters to toasted muffin. How technology streamlines the journey of the humble Morecambe Bay shrimp from the ...
School Boy Adventures in Barrow, Dalton and Askam
On the penultimate day of the school year at Barrow Grammar School for Boys, something happened to upset our headmaster, ...
Shipbuilding in Barrow-in-Furness
“Thousands of men are even now employed and Old Barrow Island-two years since quite a pleasant rural nook, with fields ...
Smugglers Cave on Holme Island - Gillian Asplin
Taking the Plunge
In the summer of 1961 Eric Atkinson was working as a pool attendant at Grange-Over-Sands Lido. He received 10 pounds ...
The Aqua Lovlies
The early black presence in Lancaster
Anglican church records provide the first written record so far found of a black presence in Lancashire. This entry in ...
The Fishing Hut Stories
During Summer 2018 The Fishing Hut, a handcrafted travelling gallery shed, appeared at various coastal locations around Morecambe Bay. Visitors ...
The Romans are Coming, Don’t Panic !!! …
Or … “They Came, They Saw, They Went Away Again” … maybe ! In 1785 the antiquarian William Hutchinson visited Warton ...
The Sound of Horses in the Night
The sound of horses’ hooves in the night, clip clopping up the hill towards the Sands is one evocative memory ...
Time and Tide
A young woman, pregnant and desperate, is last seen jumping from the landing stage near Morecambe clock tower into the ...
Ulverston inshore rescue on a busy saturday - Bruce Chattaway
Understanding Warton Crag Iron Age hillfort
Warton Crag Iron Age hillfort is a Scheduled Anicent Monument and currently on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register. As part of our H2H ...
The Isle of Walney Estates Company Limited was set up in the late 1890s to provide housing for the increasing ...
Wartime Memories of Arnside
Gillian Asplin was born Gillian Davy in 1939 in Grange-over-Sands, but the family soon moved to Arnside as her father ...
The air above wartime Walney was always abuzz with Royal Air Force training flights. Planes chased each other, shot at ...
What's in a name?
We know from old maps that the name ‘Jenny Brown’s Point’ was being used in 1829, but it could be ...
Yachting in Barrow
Barrow Yacht Club The Barrow Yacht Club was established in 1870 under the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire, the Duke ...
Zeppelin over Barrow - Denys Vaughan
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