Heysham Towers - a Memory of Heysham.

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 'phantom buglar' and didn't have a minute to spare until 'Goodnight Campers'. We danced to Norman Robinson's band, and Jack Winston playing the organ. The activities were organised by Reg Kerr and Jimmy MacHugh. We had some good times in the 'Nip Inn'. Sometimes we would go into the village to drink Mrs Holmes' nettle beer or have delicious knickerbocker glories at the tea gardens opposite St Peter's Church. Such happy times, never forgotten.
Sadly, the towers are gone, but the memory lingers on.

A memory shared by Kathleen Wilson on Mar 1st, 2008. Send Kathleen Wilson a message.

 Comments & Feedback

Wed Apr 15th 2015, at 8:47 pm
j.thompson05 commented:
Thank you for sharing these lovely memories. I too went as a child and thought it was the most wonderful place. I remember you were either a saint or a sinner and any comps you won went onto the final tally at the end of the week to see who won. My mum entered me into holiday princess comp which I hasten to say had no chance of winning and didnt. A lasting memory is of the bus waiting to take us to the train station at the end of the week. I was heartbroken it was like a bereavement. My dad gave me a sixpence to put in a slot machine in the cafe that was like milk bar there is a picture of it on your presentation. I won the jackpot and they had to hold the bus up while I collected all the sixpences that had fallen onto the floor.Uncle Jimmy waved us of. I have also a memory of someone who owned the camp being in some shipping tragedy. We once went on world cup day 1966 my dad didnt like football we had a car then and he thought it was wonderful because no one was on the roads. When we arrived at the camp they were all in the bbc and i think itv rooms upstairs in the main building. I was very sad when I heard it was gone and there is not much evidence around of it ever existing apart from you well done.

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