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

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 ...Read full memory

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, ...Read full memory

A memory of Heysham by Pat Hocking

Morecambe Holiday Camp Heysham

I went to Morecambe Holiday Camp in the late 1960s and loved it. Went for the next few years, I think it was because my parents could leave us to our own devices and ...Read full memory

Heysham And Entertainment

For a few seasons at Heaysham Towers I was a kid entertainer. I played the accordion and the show was put together by Madam Patti Regina. Johnny Spillers was the entertainment guy. I think the show played on Sunday afternoons. I live in the USA now but often think of the old days. Grant Slinger

A memory of Heysham by Grant Slinger

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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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