Heysham, St Patrick's Chapel Ruins, Heysham Head 1888

Heysham, St Patrick's Chapel Ruins, Heysham Head 1888

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Memories of Heysham

Heysham Towers Holiday Camp

I remember arriving in Morecambe in 1967, with a mate of mine, to work the Summer at Pontin's in Middleton but, due to a clerical error, our job's were no longer open. So, on the way back to Morecambe, (on the bus), we spotted what we assumed to be an Old Folk's Home, ('cos of the number of 'old folk's' we saw), ...Read full memory

A memory of Heysham by Pat Hocking

Heysham Towers

Morecambe Bay Holiday Camp, aka Heysham Towers, in the early sixties as a teenager. The Towers were owned by the Holdens, I especially remember Derek and Jean. We were roused by the 'phantom buglar' and didn't have a minute to spare until 'Goodnight Campers'. We danced to Norman Robinson's band, and Jack Winston playing the ...Read full memory

A memory of Heysham by Kathleen Wilson

Childhood 60s Memeoreis

I have fond memories of Heysham as a child, during the 1960s, drinking nettle beer with my brother and sisters. My auntie Hilda and uncle Billy lived in Ulverston, and my uncle worked at the ICI works, I think it was Half Moon Bay, we used to go and sit on the rocks while my uncle used to bring us our dinner which I ...Read full memory

A memory of Heysham by John Midgley

Memories Of Heysham

My paternal grandparents, Ernie and Sally Featherstone, lived at 11 Burnsall Avenue, Heysham with their son Jack (my dad) during the 40s and 50s. My maternal grandparents, Sid and Olive Wilson, and their daughters Mavis (my mum) and Norma lived at Cosy Nook Cottage, a few yards from Half Moon Bay in Old Heysham Village ...Read full memory

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History

St Patrick himself is said to have been shipwrecked on the head; years later, monks came from his monastic foundation in Ireland and built this chapel in his memory. It dates from Saxon times, the 8th century, and one of the reasons it had stood so long in such an exposed spot is the mortar. It is ground-up sea shells, heated and mixed with boiling water to give a cement-like substance. It is the only example left in England of a single- cell Saxon chapel. Our Victorian ladies posing by the chapel add charm to our photograph—which apart from them could have been taken today.

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