Pickmere, The Lake c.1955

Pickmere, The Lake c.1955

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Memories of Pickmere, the Lake c1955

The 70's At The Lake

My memories are of living at 37 pickmere lane from 1969 age 7. My mum Beryl Owen still lives there now and I still live in Wincham. I will always remember the "bob bob bob" of the motor boats which I could here from my bedroom window. Mums and Dads house backs on to two fields and then the lake below it. This was my playground for a lot of my childhood. I too remember the fairground, the rowing boats and motor boats. I also remember being on the big boat which I think was called Queen Anne ? I was taken on it as a 4 year and wanted a wee, so had to do it in a bucket in front of all the other people on the boat. Not a memory easily forgotten ! I remember the ghost train, the carousel and slot machines you needed ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by antoneyowen

Remebering Pickmere

I remember long bus rides to my Auntie Molly and Uncle Harry's house, going with my grandad, who was well known around there - He is who I'm trying to gain information of, as my son is interested in his Great Grandad. I have a paper cutting with Samuel Yarwood on Pickmere Lake rowing, a very tranquil picture, and I remember the long days I spent in Auntie Molly's garden picking fruit and apples from her trees, the smell of fresh baked bread and pies, and riding bareback on horses at a local farm. Can anyone remeber Samuel Yarwood? He was an ex soldier in the Cheshire Regiment, he fought in both wars, joined the Police Force and became Det Inspector of the Manchester Police Force, later a publican, a lovely ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by Paula Hogan

O To Be A Boy Again

I remember Pickmere Lake (pond) where I and my buddies use to bike to with home made fishing rods tied to the crossbar, you could hire a row boat and get the real feel of lake fishing LOL!!  Our Mums packed us off  with butties and crisps pop was a treat. they assumed we were going to the park for the day, but we off on an adventure. It was a LONG bike ride and our mums never knew at first that we were out so far biking on a main road to Cheshire. I am now expat living in Pickering ON Canada for 28 years Memories of long ago. Chris I wonder what it looks like today?

A memory of Pickmere by Chris Walker

Happy Days

I used to spend my w/ends and school hols at pickmere in the 1950,s ,I used to hire out boats for jack spencer they were the blue and white rowing boats. his boat shed is hiddenby the tree in the foreground,his house is the white one above the tree, the boats in the midground were owned by the Egletons mum dad and two boys, the far distance was cheethams fair, I used to fish behind cheetham moared motor boats to catch small roach for live bait we used them on nightlines that we put out up the lake at dusk and rowed out to collect next morning ,we normal caught 5 or 6 large eels that made very nice eating, we also caught lots of large bream and plenty of perch. I have broken the ice on the lake many a winter and gone in ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by Dave Pitt

Memories of Pickmere

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 through the summer holidays, getting the bus from what is now Chrolton Street Bus station, yes on ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by Doreen Malone

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 packing our suitcases and heading to the caravan site for the whole summer, 6 weeks without any ...Read full memory

The 70's At The Lake

My memories are of living at 37 pickmere lane from 1969 age 7. My mum Beryl Owen still lives there now and I still live in Wincham. I will always remember the "bob bob bob" of the motor boats which I could here from my bedroom window. Mums and Dads house backs on to two fields and then the lake below it. This was my playground for a lot of my childhood. I too remember the fairground, the rowing boats and motor boats. I also remember being on the big boat which I think was called Queen Anne ? I was taken on it as a 4 year and wanted a wee, so had to do it in a bucket in front of all the other people on the boat. Not a memory easily forgotten ! I remember the ghost train, the carousel and slot machines you needed ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by antoneyowen

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 grandad's boats. We charged 2 bob an hour, 10p in to-days money. On a Saturday, before dark, I used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by John Bailey
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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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