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Heysham, St Patrick's Chapel Ruins, Heysham Head 1888

Photo of 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

Heysham Towers

Morecambe Bay Holiday Camp, aka Heysham Towers, in the early sixties as a teenager. The Towers were owned by the Holdens, I especially remember Derek and Jean. We were roused by the ...Read full memory

A memory of Heysham by Kathleen Wilson

I Was There Early 60s

As a 12 year old I went on stage at Heysham Towers and did a monologue about "A cow kicking Nellie in the belly in a barn". This went on with same verse being repeated until ...Read full memory

A memory of Heysham by Paul Collinson

Heysham Tower

This is not so much a personal memory, as a personal connection! My great-great grandparents lived at the Tower. Thomas John Knowlys (b.1803) and his wife, Anna Maria, (MarIea, not ...Read full memory

A memory of Heysham by Mml Akehurst

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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About this photo

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.