Ormskirk, Lancashire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ormskirk and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

1939 45 Bomb In Yewtree Road

I lived just around the corner in County Road and was About 2 hundred yards away when the bomb dropped.I would take issue with the writer Mona Duggan in her excellent book in the Francis Frith history of Ormskirk when she says that only one bomb landed on Ormskirk and that there were no deaths. This bomb fell ...Read full memory

A memory of Ormskirk by John Parker

My First School

My family moved to Ormskirk in 1960 when I was three. My father was starting a teaching course at Edge Hill and we lived in a flat over the coal board (next door to Clarks Shoes) in Church Street. Our surname was Byard back then. I started school at Greetby Hill, early, when I was only four, in January 1961. From the ...Read full memory

Bomb In Yew Tree Road

I lived just round the corner from where the bomb dropped (In County Road) and well remember the event. The bomb dropped beside a tree and there was in fact one fatality of the man whose house faced the tree, he was sitting in his front room at the table and was killed by shrapnel or flying debris. It was not the only ...Read full memory

A memory of Ormskirk by John Parker