Pickmere, The Lake c.1955

Memories of Pickmere

My Gran & Grandad Jack Spencer

Jack & Unice Spencer were my grandparents, they owned the boats on Pickmere Lake. My life after the war was idillic when living with them, thousands flocked from Salford & Manchester to camp, fish and row my ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by John Bailey

Summers Holidays Were Invented For Fishing

I remember as a small kid growing up in England I couldn't wait for the summer holidays to arrive.  As the days drew closer I could hardly sleep at night knowing that any day now we would be ...Read full memory

Platts Farm

I remember Platts Farm. My gran lived in a bungalow (a wooden hut really) right at the far end of the field. There was a small pond and a little stream running through it. We went there every shcool holidays and I stayed there all ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by Doreen Malone

Happy Days At Pickmere..........

So many good times had during my youth at Pickmere........ A mate of mine (who had been there previously with his Dad) invited myself and some friends to travel with him down for a days fishing on a farmers pond off ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere
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History

Unlike the recently formed flashes, Pick Mere ('the lake where pike are found') is a natural feature. It was formed as a hollow in the ground filled with melted ice at the end of the Ice Age. There were many such hollows, but most of them have long since dried out. Notice that the lake is called Pick Mere, but the village that sits beside it is Pickmere.

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