Pickmere, The Lake c.1955

Pickmere, The Lake c.1955

Neg. P272008

Memories of Pickmere

Going To School At G.B.  1940

In the forties, we would cycle past this pond on the left then turn left towards Gt Budwarth [think that's how you spell it], passing a small woodland with sandy banks, eventually arriving at Gt Budworth, down an ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by Brenda Burton

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

Wall Hill Cottage Frog Lane

I used to live in the house opposite the farm called Wall Hill Cottage. I remember picking the damsons from the trees lining the path and sell them to passers by. My parents renovated the cottage from a very run ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere

Childhood Memories By Deborah Taylor Nee Barraclough

As a child I spent all my summers in Pickmere at my nana's caravan on a camp site just across from the entrance to Pickmere Lake. My nana worked in the Happy Hour Club, and also in Happy ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by debbietaylor61

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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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