Bolton Le Sands, Catholic Church 1898

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Here we have the old centre of the village, now by-passed by the main road. The Roman Catholic church of St Mary of the Angels with its free-standing spire dominates the centre of our photograph. Catholics started meeting in a barn in 1868, and this church was consecrated in 1884. The hotel on the left is the Blue Anchor Hotel; the name reminds us how near the sea is, only half a mile behind Wild Duck Farm. There has been an inn on this spot since 1706.

Memories of Bolton-le-Sands

The Village Policeman

My father was the village policeman during the Second World War, his name was Archie Evans. My mother died there in 1949. We lived in a house called Somersby. I was only 4 when we left, and my sister Carol was 11. My name is Kay Irene and I think I have godmothers in  the village, but perhaps they are no ...Read full memory

Another Village Policeman

My dad was the village policeman from 1952 to 1958. He was Edward (Ted) Parkinson and we moved from Liverpool to Bolton-le-Sands in 1952. We lived in 40 Church Brow, which was the police house at that time. My dad retired in 1958 aged 46 after 25 years with Lancashire Constabulary and died suddenly on the ...Read full memory

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