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Urn (Birkrigg Stone Circle)
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 ...
A Lofty Conical Eminence
One of the earliest images and written descriptions of Warton Crag was made by William Hutchinson in 1789. Hutchinson described ...
With stunning views and wide-open spaces, the pure peace of Birkrigg Common attracts thousands of people every year. It’s a ...
Salt on Walney During the 1880s salt was discovered by chance on Walney whilst boring for coal. By the late 1890s ...
A Salty Story
Salt has always been an essential ingredient in daily life. Sea salt production around Britain’s coast dates back to Roman ...
Shrimpers and cockle pickers stretching along Morecambe Bay’s coastline are proud to use family fishing techniques that go back generations. On ...
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 ...
Lovelies vs Loonies
Lovelies Before the Miss Great Britain competition rounds, 12 ‘Aqua-Lovelies’ would adorn the poolside of Morecambe’s Super Swimming Stadium and put on ...
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 ...
The Shrimp Song by Walter Benson
Members of a social group held at Barrow Age UK talk about life in Barrow.
The Fishing Hut Stories
During Summer 2018 The Fishing Hut, a handcrafted travelling gallery shed, appeared at various coastal locations around Morecambe Bay. Visitors ...
Oral history interview with Robin Reginald Beck who worked at Lakeland Laundry (1967-1972)
Oral history interview with Sheila Drewery (worked at Lakeland Laundry 1964-1976) and Bryn Howell (worked there from 1963)
Oral history interview with Graham Maclean, Director, General Manager and Harbour Master of Heysham Port.
Oral history interview with John Murphy of Walney Island
Oral history interview David Hodgson. Growing up in Morecambe in 1950s.
Oral history interview with Colin Midwinter (born 1954) and Harry Roberts (born 1958), both RNLI Morecambe volunteers.
Oral history interview with Helen Loxam, current Chief Executive of the Lancaster Port Commission
Oral history interview with Evelyn Archer (nee Moreland), founder member of the Winter Gardens Trust and was pivotal in saving the Winter Gardens Theatre
Sir William Priestley and Replica By Alasdair Simpson, Arnside Sailing Club
Crossfields of Arnside
With 25 boats and 2 replicas, Crossfields of Arnside are one of most significant builders on the OGA Boat Register. Arnside ...
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