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Morecambe
Morecambe
(/ˈmɔːrkəm/ MOR-kəm[1][2]) is a town on Morecambe
Morecambe
Bay in Lancashire, England, which had a population of 34,768 at the 2011 Census.[3]

Contents

1 Name of Morecambe 2 History

2.1 The " Morecambe
Morecambe
Budget"

3 Governance 4 Economy

4.1 Tourism

5 Education 6 Culture

6.1 Performing arts 6.2 Festivals 6.3 Morecambe
Morecambe
and Alan Bennett 6.4 Art 6.5 Youth and Community 6.6 Cuisine

7 Landmarks

7.1 Midland Hotel

8 Media

8.1 Print

9 Sport

9.1 Football 9.2 Fishing 9.3 Rugby league 9.4 Boxing

10 Transport and infrastructure

10.1 Rail 10.2 Bus

11 Morecambe
Morecambe
in popular culture 12 Points of interest 13 Notable people 14 See also 15 References 16 Further reading 17 External links

Name of Morecambe[edit]

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The first use of the name Morecambe
Morecambe
in modern times was by Whitaker in his History of Manchester
Manchester
(1771), when he refers to the æstury of Moricambe. It next appears four years later in 'Antiquities of Furness' where the bay is described as 'the Bay of Morecambe'. That name is derived from the Roman name shown on maps prepared for them by Claudius Ptolemœus (Ptolemy) from his original Greek maps. At this distance in time it is impossible to say if the name was originally derived from an earlier language (e.g. Celtic language) or from Greek. The Latin
Latin
version describes the fourth inlet north from Wales
Wales
on the west coast of England
England
as Moriancabris Æsturis. Translated, this gives a more accurate description than the present name of Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay
as the Latin
Latin
refers to multiple estuaries on a curved sea, not a bay, as then the word sinus or gulf would have been used. The name next crops up as early as March 1862 (before the town took the name officially) on a steam locomotive built for the South Durham and Lancashire
Lancashire
Union Railway. Strangely, this was one of four locomotives in the class, and the others were each named after existing towns; No. 162 Saltburn, 163 Morecambe, 164 Belfast
Belfast
and 165 Keswick, which could indicate the name was already in unofficial use for the area. It was not until 1889 that the necessary legislation was passed to officially name the area as Morecambe, comprising the hamlets of Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme
Torrisholme
(a township for the purposes of the Census of 1841 but shown as separate townships in the previous Census of 1831). In 1894 the Urban District Council was formed, thus freeing Morecambe
Morecambe
completely from its governance by the Borough of Lancaster until 1974 when Lancaster again took charge. Before the creation of Morecambe, Poulton acquired two suffixes, 'le Sands' and briefly 'on Sands' shown on at least one map. The reason for these additions stems from the dearth of names of townships in earlier times with the same name recurring over again. In the days before free movement of people, this was not so important. As travel became easier through first the turnpikes and later the railways, it became necessary to differentiate between the various towns with the same name, hence the additions. On 3 August 1928 the name changed again when the Corporation
Corporation
of Morecambe
Morecambe
amalgamated with Heysham
Heysham
Urban District Council to form the Municipal Borough of Morecambe
Morecambe
and Heysham. History[edit] In 1846, the Morecambe Harbour and Railway
Morecambe Harbour and Railway
Company was formed[4] to build a harbour on Morecambe
Morecambe
Bay, close to the fishing village of Poulton-le-Sands and a connecting railway. By 1850, the railway linked to Skipton, Keighley
Keighley
and Bradford
Bradford
in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and a settlement began to grow around the harbour and railway to service the port and as a seaside resort. The settlement expanded to absorb Poulton and the villages of Bare and Torrisholme. The settlement started to be referred to as "Morecambe", possibly after the harbour and railway. In 1889 the new name was officially adopted. Morecambe
Morecambe
was a thriving seaside resort in the mid-20th century. While the resort of Blackpool
Blackpool
attracted holiday-makers predominantly from the Lancashire
Lancashire
mill towns, Morecambe
Morecambe
had more visitors from Yorkshire (due to its railway connection) and Scotland. Mill workers from Bradford
Bradford
and further afield in West Yorkshire
Yorkshire
would holiday at Morecambe, with some retiring there. This gave Morecambe
Morecambe
the nickname " Bradford
Bradford
On Sea" (or Bradford-By-The-Sea).[5][6][7] Between 1956 and 1989 it was the home of the Miss Great Britain
Miss Great Britain
beauty contest. Morecambe
Morecambe
suffered a decades-long decline after a series of incidents that damaged tourism and the local economy.[8] Two piers were lost: West End Pier was partly washed away in a storm in November 1977, and the remnants were demolished in 1978; Central Pier, damaged by fire in 1933, was removed in 1992. In 1994, The World of Crinkley Bottom attraction in Happy Mount Park closed only thirteen weeks after opening. The ensuing 'Blobbygate' scandal led to a legal battle between Lancaster City Council and TV star Noel Edmonds. The closures of Bubbles, Morecambe's swimming pool, and the fairground known as Frontierland soon followed. Concern over the decline of Morecambe's West End led to regeneration and investment in the area. The Times
The Times
and the Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph
ran features on Morecambe's revival around Easter 2006. After falling into abeyance in the mid-1980s, the Miss Morecambe
Morecambe
beauty contest was revived in 2006 by Margee Ltd, a local fashion store founded in 1933 – the same year that the second Midland Hotel opened. Morecambe
Morecambe
was selected by the RNLI
RNLI
as the location for its first active life-saving hovercraft. (Griffon 470SAR) H-002 "The Hurley Flyer", which became operational on 23 December 2002, was housed in a temporary garage next to the Yacht Club until a permanent building could be designed and built. Work on the latter began in 2008, and it officially opened on 12 June 2010.[9] On 5 February 2004, there was a major loss of life in Morecambe
Morecambe
Bay when Chinese immigrant shellfish harvesters were drowned. In December 2017 a local General practitioner
General practitioner
stated that children in Morecambe
Morecambe
were suffering from malnourishment and that rickets had been observed.[10] The " Morecambe
Morecambe
Budget"[edit]

Morecambe
Morecambe
Beach looking towards the West End

Enoch Powell
Enoch Powell
made a speech in Morecambe
Morecambe
on 11 October 1968 on the economy, setting out alternative, radical free-market policies that would later be called the ' Morecambe
Morecambe
Budget'.[11] Powell used the financial year 1968–69 to show how income tax could be halved from 8s 3d to 4s 3d in the pound (basic rate cut from 41% to 21%)[12][13] and how capital gains tax and Selective Employment Tax could be abolished without reducing expenditure on defence or the social services. These tax cuts required a saving of £2,855 million, and this would be funded by eradicating losses in the nationalised industries and denationalising the profit-making state concerns; ending all housing subsidies except for those who could not afford their own housing; ending all foreign aid; ending all grants and subsidies in agriculture; ending all assistance to development areas; ending all investment grants;[14] abolishing the National Economic Development Council; and abolishing the Prices and Incomes Board[15] The cuts in taxation would also allow the state to borrow from the public to spend on capital projects such as hospitals and roads and on the firm and humane treatment of criminals.[16] Governance[edit] Morecambe
Morecambe
is covered by three tiers of government— Morecambe
Morecambe
Town Council, Lancaster City Council (District) and Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council. The town is in the Morecambe
Morecambe
and Lunesdale parliamentary constituency. It is also represented in the European Parliament as part of the North West England
England
constituency. Economy[edit]

Morecambe
Morecambe
Promenade

Morecambe's main central shopping area stretches from Central Drive Retail Park to the Arndale Shopping Centre. This area also incorporates two markets—the Festival Market and the Morecambe Sunday Market—and the Reel Cinema complex. Morecambe's manufacturing and industrial businesses are largely located in the White Lund Industrial Estate. Morecambe
Morecambe
is primarily a seaside resort with a large proportion of the local economy based on tourism, hospitality and catering located along the seafront. It is also situated at the foot of the Lake District National Park. Tourism[edit]

Morecambe
Morecambe
Sands in summer

Morecambe
Morecambe
Hotel and Tourism Association, which had 40 members, has merged with the Bay Tourism Association. At a full meeting of the Morecambe
Morecambe
Hotel and Tourism Association on Monday 8 March 2010, it was unanimously resolved that the MHTA would join with Bay Tourism to become one association under the name of the Bay Tourism Association and the MHTA would cease to operate as an association. The BTA works closely with Lancaster Chamber and organises joint promotional ventures with other tourism associations in the region. Education[edit] Morecambe
Morecambe
is served by a number of primary, secondary and tertiary educational establishments. Morecambe High School is a specialist Mathematics and Computing College and Heysham
Heysham
High School is a specialist Sports College. Lancaster and Morecambe College is a further-education college. Culture[edit] Performing arts[edit] Morecambe
Morecambe
has two large live-music venues: the Platform and More Music. The Platform is a converted Victorian-styled building which used to be the old railway station. It also houses the Morecambe Tourist Information Centre. Morecambe
Morecambe
has a number of bands playing in the town's pubs and music venues. Morecambe
Morecambe
is home to community music charity More Music. More Music was established in 1993 and is based in the Hothouse. It has extensive experience delivering workshops, training, performances and festivals across the district, region and beyond. More Music seeks to build confidence and spirit in individuals and communities through the arts, especially music. The Hothouse is now a venue for live gigs from a wide variety of national and international artists, including Roddy Woomble, Rae Morris and the Grand Union Orchestra. Festivals[edit] Morecambe
Morecambe
hosts a number of large public festivals throughout the year including 'Catch the Wind' Kite Festival, West End Community Festival (both organised by More Music), Morecambe
Morecambe
Jazz Festival and Tutti Frutti 1950s Festival. Morecambe
Morecambe
is home to the popular Nice n Sleazy Festival which attracts large crowds to the town to listen to punk and ska music. In 2015 the festival celebrated its 10th year with great local and national acclaim. The festival is organised by Ivan Harrison and a team of volunteers. The local Steampunk community (Known as "The League of Splendid") host a bi-annual festival, "A Splendid Day Out[17] ". Morecambe
Morecambe
and Alan Bennett[edit] The Yorkshire
Yorkshire
playwright and author Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
has enjoyed a long association with Morecambe
Morecambe
and has often referred to the town in his work and writing. One of his early TV plays, Sunset Across the Bay (1975), is about a couple from Leeds
Leeds
who retire to Morecambe, leaving their old home with the words "Bye bye, mucky Leeds!". [18] He based the play on memories of the many holidays he spent in Morecambe
Morecambe
with his parents. In his essay "Written on the Body", collected in Untold Stories (2005), he even suggests that his association with the town is pre-natal: "[I]t had been in a boarding house that I was conceived, sometime over the August Bank Holiday of 1933 at Morecambe
Morecambe
or Filey."[19] In the same collection, Bennett pays tribute to the Morecambe-born actress Thora Hird
Thora Hird
in the essays "Last of the Sun", about the final play he wrote for her, and " Thora Hird
Thora Hird
1911–2003", a memoir of the work they had done together since the 1960s. Earlier in the book, he discusses his maternal Aunt Kathleen, who married in Morecambe
Morecambe
and lived there until her death in 1974. Art[edit] Morecambe
Morecambe
was the birthplace of the artist William Woodhouse (1857–1939), who lived all his life in the town and is buried with his wife and daughter at St. Peter's Church in the village of Heysham, a little to the south of Morecambe. Youth and Community[edit] Many facilities for young people also exist in the area including Stanley's Youth and Community Centre. The Centre is based on Stanley Road in the West End of Morecambe. It offers the opportunity for young people aged 8–18 to play music, cook or just use the facilities to catch up with friends. There are also community sessions including community meal, women's group and 'Get Connected' information service. The Exchange, which was set up in 2015 and is based on West Street in the West End of Morecambe, is a Community Arts CIC, offering free creative workshops to local residents. Promoting creativity as a means of well-being, it serves as a non-profit welcome space for all ages and abilities. In addition to workshops, The Exchange sells the artwork of local residents and hosts events such as the popular Soup Night. Cuisine[edit] Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay
potted shrimps are a famous local delicacy. Landmarks[edit]

Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
statue

One of Morecambe's most famous landmarks is a statue commemorating one of its most famous sons, Eric Morecambe. It was created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson. One of Morecambe's landmark buildings is the partially renovated Victoria Pavilion or Morecambe
Morecambe
Winter Gardens. This was once a venue for swimming baths, a grand theatre, a restaurant and a ballroom. Morecambe's current library opened in 1967; it was designed by the office of the architect Roger Booth. It replaced the Victoria Street library, which opened in 1928. There had been earlier proposals to build a library in Morecambe
Morecambe
with Carnegie funding, but arguments about the rates involved stalled the project. The library is mentioned by Pevsner and is one of the few noteworthy buildings, other than churches, that are not connected to the seaside trade. The building is formed by hexagons, with a hyperbolic parabolic roof, creating a distinctive skyline and interior.[20] Morecambe
Morecambe
once boasted two fairgrounds: a small one to the north of the railway station, which closed down in the 1980s, and a larger one to the south of the station, which ultimately became Frontierland and closed in 1999. The last remaining landmark on the site was the Polo Tower, left standing only because of the contract for the phone mast on top.[21]. This was demolished mid 2017. The future of the remaining land remains uncertain, although a shopping complex is heavily rumored. In July 2008, the local council ordered a clean-up of the Polo Tower, and scaffolding was erected around the structure to carry out a survey. It was demolished in sections, in July 2017. Near the promenade is the Morecambe
Morecambe
and Heysham
Heysham
War Memorial which commemorates the men of Morecambe
Morecambe
who lost their lives in the two world wars and the Korean War.[22] The memorial differs from most as it lists the First World War as 1914 to 1919 rather than 1914 to 1918. Midland Hotel[edit]

Midland Hotel in 2008 after restoration

The Midland Hotel is an important art deco luxury hotel situated on the seafront. It still contains interior design and art pieces by artist Eric Gill. It underwent a £7m restoration[when?], headed by Manchester
Manchester
company Urban Splash. The hotel re-opened for business in June 2008. In March 2011 Urban Splash
Urban Splash
sold the freehold of the building to Lancashire-based 'The Lancaster Foundation'. Media[edit] Print[edit] Local weekly newspapers include The Visitor published on Tuesdays and the Morecambe
Morecambe
Guardian, a localised edition of the Lancaster Guardian published on Fridays. A monthly publication entitled Local Choice is delivered by Royal Mail to every household in the district. Sport[edit] Football[edit] Morecambe F.C.
Morecambe F.C.
(known as 'the Shrimps') is the leading local football club and on 20 May 2007 won the Conference National
Conference National
playoffs to earn promotion to the Football League
Football League
for the first time in their history. As of 2015–16, they are playing League Two. They had a successful first season in the Football League, surprising a few teams, and in the 2009–10 season they reached the play-offs, only to lose 7–2, on aggregate, to eventual winners Dagenham & Redbridge. At the end of the 2009–10 season the team moved from its Christie Park ground to a brand new home, the Globe Arena. The old ground was demolished to make way for a Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's
supermarket. Fishing[edit] Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay
has some of the most varied fishing in all of Britain and is perhaps most famous for Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay
Potted Shrimps, which are 'By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen'.[citation needed] Rugby league[edit] When the rugby football schism occurred in 1895, Morecambe
Morecambe
joined the Northern Rugby Football Union (now Rugby Football League) in its second season. Morecambe
Morecambe
played for eight of the ten seasons from the 1896–97 season through to the end of 1905–06 season. Morecambe finished 14th of 14 in its first three seasons of the Lancashire Senior Competition, withdrew for the 1899–1900 and 1900–01 seasons, finished 11th of 13 in the Lancashire
Lancashire
Senior Competition, then finished 17th of 18, 16th of 17, 13th of 14 in Division-2, and finally 30th of 31 in the recombined league, after which Morecambe withdrew from the Northern Rugby Football Union. The town still hosts a rugby league team, with Heysham
Heysham
Atoms playing from their Trimpell Sports and Social Club base. The Atoms finished joint top of division three in the North West Counties in 2012. Boxing[edit] Morecambe
Morecambe
has a Commonwealth Featherweight Champion, Isaac Lowe, who beat Marco McCullough in the 8th round with in one minute and 56 seconds on the Frampton Vs Quigg Under-card [23] World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury
is often seen in and around Morecambe. Transport and infrastructure[edit]

Destinations from Morecambe

Morecambe
Morecambe
Bay, Grange-over-Sands Hest Bank, Carnforth, Kendal Bolton-le-Sands, Nether Kellet

Morecambe
Morecambe
Bay, Barrow-in-Furness

Morecambe

Halton

Heysham Middleton, Overton, Sunderland Lancaster, Forest of Bowland

Rail[edit]

      Morecambe

Bare Lane

Morecambe
Morecambe
Promenade

Morecambe Euston Road

Morecambe
Morecambe
Harbour

Morecambe
Morecambe
Poulton Lane

Railway station Site of former railway station

Morecambe railway station
Morecambe railway station
has a regular rail service from Lancaster, with some trains running direct from Preston and Leeds. Trains also run to Heysham, where they connect with the ferry service to the Isle of Man. There is another railway station at Bare Lane, serving the suburb of Bare. Services are operated by Northern Rail. The present-day Morecambe
Morecambe
station opened in 1994, replacing an older station once known as Morecambe
Morecambe
Promenade, built by the Midland Railway on its North Western Line from Skipton
Skipton
in Yorkshire. There was also a station called Morecambe
Morecambe
Euston Road, built by the rival London and North Western Railway, which closed in 1963. Bus[edit] Bus services in the area are operated mainly by Stagecoach
Stagecoach
Lancaster. Other local services are operated by Battersby's Coaches. Direct services link the town with Bowness-on-Windermere
Bowness-on-Windermere
via Kendal
Kendal
(755) Lancaster where connections to Keswick (555), Carnforth
Carnforth
(5), Preston (40/41), Blackpool
Blackpool
(42). Regular services up to every 15 minutes (numbers 3/3A/4) operate along the promenade to Heysham
Heysham
and to Lancaster University
Lancaster University
while services 2 and 2A operate up to every 10 minutes from Euston Road to both Heysham
Heysham
and Lancaster University. Services 6 and 6A operate via Westgate (where most caravan holiday parks are) to the Asda
Asda
supermarket and Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. Service 5 operates to Overton and Carnforth. Most services (2/2A/3/3A/4/6/6A) operate using Low Floor Easy Access Vehicles suitable for wheelchair users and prams/pushchairs. Morecambe
Morecambe
in popular culture[edit]

Morecambe
Morecambe
and the neighbouring village of Heysham
Heysham
are the setting of the Cthulhu Mythos
Cthulhu Mythos
novel The Weird Shadow over Morecambe, published by the writer Edmund Glasby in 2014.[24] The title of the book is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Shadow over Innsmouth", which is also set in a seaside town. Morecambe
Morecambe
was mentioned in an episode of the prison-based television comedy Porridge first broadcast in 1973: "... Arkwright's old woman said she wasn't returning, cos she was going to live with that Maltese ponce in Morecambe.".[25]

Morecambe
Morecambe
is extensively written about in Bill Bryson's "Notes From A Small Island". (1995). Points of interest[edit]

Recent tourism initiatives have made Morecambe
Morecambe
a centre for bird watchers with the Tern Project enhancing the town's heritage linked to the extensive natural landscape of Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay
and its diverse wildlife. The 1960 film The Entertainer, starring Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
and Joan Plowright, was filmed on location in the town. Morecambe-born actress Thora Hird
Thora Hird
co-starred. Sunset across the Bay is a play by Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
written in 1975 for the BBC Play for Today strand, set and filmed in Morecambe.

Notable people[edit]

Dame Thora Hird
Thora Hird
— actress Albert Modley
Albert Modley
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
comedian Emma Atkins — actress Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
OBE — comedian, who took his stage name from the town's name John McGuinness — motorcycle racer Wayne Hemingway
Wayne Hemingway
— designer, founder of Red or Dead and Northern Soul DJ The Heartbreaks
The Heartbreaks
— band Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury
— boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 2015–16) Graham Hicks
Graham Hicks
— Strongman Paul Hayes - Antiques Expert TV Personality Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes
— American rapper. Lived with relatives in the town during his teenage years. Isaac Lowe - Commonwealth boxing champion[26]

See also[edit]

Lancashire
Lancashire
portal

Listed buildings in Morecambe

References[edit]

^ Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, ISBN 9781405881180  ^ Roach, Peter (2011), Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (18th ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521152532  ^ "Town population 2011". Retrieved 7 June 2015.  ^ Awdry, C. (1990), Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 1-85260-049-7. ^ "Making memories in Morecambe". www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2015.  ^ "Morecambe: The holiday hotspot that drew many from factories, mills and schools". Bradford
Bradford
Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 5 November 2015.  ^ "Bradford-by-the-Sea salutes the greats". www.thevisitor.co.uk. Retrieved 5 November 2015.  ^ Alan Cowell, Postcard From Ailing British Coasts: Wish You Were Here, The New York Times, 12 April 2007. ^ Visitor Newspaper,[1], Visitor Newspaper, 28 July 2008. ^ "Children in Morecambe
Morecambe
'suffering from rickets due to poverty'". Lancaster Guardian. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.  ^ Richards, Peter (August 2010). "Enoch Powell: Libertarian, Tory and Nationalist". The Individual (54).  ^ Roy Lewis, Enoch Powell: Principle in Politics (Cassell, 1979), p. 69. ^ Heffer, Simon (1998). Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. p. 484.  ^ Robert Shepherd, Enoch Powell. A Biography (London: Pimlico, 1997), pp. 375 -->–6. ^ Heffer, p. 485. ^ Heffer, pp. 485–6. ^ "A Splendid Day Out".  ^ Bennett, Alan (6 September 2006). "'Untold Stories' by Alan Bennett". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2014.  ^ Bennett, Alan (2005). Untold Stories. Faber and Faber.  ^ "Home - Red Rose Collections from Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council". Lanternimages.lancashire.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2017-02-25.  ^ Cooper, Glen (5 October 2007). "Polo no-no". The Visitor. Johnston Press. Retrieved 17 June 2008.  ^ Morecambe
Morecambe
and Heysham
Heysham
War Memorial. United Kingdom
United Kingdom
National Inventory of War Memorials. UKNIWM Ref: 3332. Retrieved 16 August 2012. ^ Adam Lord Email (2016-02-27). " Isaac Lowe lifts Commonwealth featherweight title with stunning stoppage win". The visitor. Retrieved 2017-02-25.  ^ [2] The Weird Shadow over Morecambe
Morecambe
at Amazon.co.uk ^ [3] "Morecambe" mentioned in Porridge ^ Hello (2016-02-20). "Trainer Jimmy Harrington: Isaac Lowe will do Morecambe
Morecambe
proud". The visitor. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 

Further reading[edit]

Hatch, J.; Kaye C.; MacGregor J.A.; Sumner W. (Easter 1909). Morecambe, Lancaster & District (souvenir of the Conference of the National Union of Teachers, 1909). Warwick Square, E.C.: Henry Frowde / Hodder & Stoughton. p. 266.  Check date values in: date= (help) Quick, R.C. (1962). The History of Morecambe
Morecambe
and Heysham. Morecambe. p. 160.  Potter, T.F. (1976). The Growth of Morecambe. Morecambe: The Visitor. p. 56.  Stocker, David (1988). Potted Tales (Recollections and Views of Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay
Fishermen). Lancaster: Local Studies No.8, Lancaster City Museums.  Bingham, Roger K. (1990). Lost Resort ? The Flow and Ebb of Morecambe. Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone Press. p. 320. ISBN 1-85284-071-4.  Bracewell, Michael; Linder (2003). I Know Where I'm Going: A Guide To Morecambe
Morecambe
& Heysham. Book Works. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-870699-61-7.  Hayes, Cliff (2004). Lancaster, Morecambe
Morecambe
and Heysham
Heysham
(Francis Frith's pocket album). Frith Book Company Ltd. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-85937-731-4.  Lancashire
Lancashire
Historic Town Survey Programme : MORECAMBE - Historic Town Assessment Report. Lancashire
Lancashire
County Council. February 2006 and July 2006. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008.  Check date values in: date= (help) Guise, Barry; Brook Pam (2008). The Midland Hotel: Morecambe's White Hope. Palatine Books. ISBN 978-1-874181-55-2.  Bryson, Bill. Notes From A Small Island. pp. 271–277. 

External links[edit]

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Cities & towns

Carnforth Lancaster Morecambe

Villages & suburbs

Abbeystead Abraham Heights Aldcliffe Arkholme Aughton Bank Houses Bare Bay Horse Bolton-le-Sands Borwick Cantsfield Caton Claughton Cockerham Conder Green Cowan Bridge Dolphinholme Ellel Galgate Glasson Gressingham Halton-on-Lune Heysham Hornby Ireby Lower Thurnham Melling Middleton Nether Burrow Nether Kellet Over Kellet Overton Poulton-le-Sands Priest Hutton Quernmore Scotforth Silverdale Skerton Slyne Sunderland Tatham Tewitfield Torrisholme Tunstall Upper Thurnham Warton Wennington Whittington Wray Yealand Conyers Yealand Redmayne Yealand Storrs

Parishes

Arkholme-with-Cawood Bolton-le-Sands Borwick Burrow-with-Burrow Cantsfield Carnforth Caton-with-Littledale Claughton Cockerham Ellel Gressingham Halton-with-Aughton Heaton-with-Oxcliffe Hornby-with-Farleton Ireby Leck Melling-with-Wrayton Middleton Morecambe Nether Kellet Over Kellet Over Wyresdale Overton Priest Hutton Quernmore Roeburndale Scotforth Silverdale Slyne-with-Hest Tatham Thurnham Tunstall Warton Wennington Whittington Wray-with-Botton Yealand Conyers Yealand Redmayne

Topography

Arnside and Silverdale
Arnside and Silverdale
AONB Forest of Bowland
Forest of Bowland
AONB

Footpaths

Lancashire
Lancashire
Coastal Way Lancashire
Lancashire
Witches Walk

Hills

Clougha Pike Gragareth Green Hill Grit Fell Hawthornthwaite Fell Leck Fell Ward's Stone Warton Crag White Hill Wolfhole Crag

Rivers

Cocker Conder Greta Grizedale Hindburn Keer Lune Roeburn Wenning Wyre

Other waterways

Artle Beck Lancaster Canal Leck Beck

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Portal

Unitary authorities

Blackburn
Blackburn
with Darwen Blackpool

Boroughs or districts

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Major settlements

Accrington Adlington Bacup Barnoldswick Blackburn Blackpool Brierfield Burnley Carnforth Chorley Cleveleys Clitheroe Colne Darwen Earby Fleetwood Garstang Great Harwood Haslingden Kirkham Lancaster Leyland Longridge Lytham St Annes Morecambe Nelson Ormskirk Oswaldtwistle Padiham Penwortham Poulton-le-Fylde Preesall Preston Rawtenstall Rishton Skelmersdale Waterfoot Whitworth See also: List of civil parishes in Lancashire

Rivers

Calder Darwen Douglas Hodder Irwell Lune Ribble Wyre

Canals

Lancaster Leeds
Leeds
and Liverpool

Topics

Parliamentary constituencies Places Population of major settlements Schools SSSIs Country houses Grade I buildings Grade II* buildings History Museums Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 242762

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