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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 Maree-a!!) nee Hesketh, lived and died there, and had most of their ten children there! I believe Anna's father, Robert Hesketh, gave her the (...Read full memory)

Parts of the Hall are still in existence. Some is divided into flats, whereas the pseudo-ecclesiastical 'ruins' are in people's gardens. I'd be grateful for information about the Hall's history.

I remember the big question "Are you a saint or a sinner?". I still have my badge to this day, alas I was a sinner, lol.

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 (...Read full memory)

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

I have fond memories of Heysham as a child, during the 1960s, drinking nettle beer with my brother and sisters. My auntie Hilda and uncle Billy lived in Ulverston, and my uncle worked at the ICI works, I think it was Half Moon Bay, we used to go and sit on the rocks while my uncle used to bring us our dinner which I (...Read full memory)

I worked for Trimpell ICI Shell at their Heysham complex from 1962 until1975 Starting as an apprentice electrician and ending up as a shift engineer.I worked under another memory contributer to these collumns Mr Edward George who was a section Engineer and site Instrument and Electrical (...Read full memory)

Holidaying at Morecamble Holiday Camp July 1956 was the beginning of a holiday romance that has lasted 56 years to 2012. Walking from the Camp along the Promenade at Morecambe, my two girl friends and myself were adopted by 4 young guys from the Camp. My partner on the Amusement ride has been my husband now for 52 years (...Read full memory)

My paternal grandparents, Ernie and Sally Featherstone, lived at 11 Burnsall Avenue, Heysham with their son Jack (my dad) during the 40s and 50s. My maternal grandparents, Sid and Olive Wilson, and their daughters Mavis (my mum) and Norma lived at Cosy Nook Cottage, a few yards from Half Moon Bay in Old Heysham Village (...Read full memory)

I went to Morecambe Holiday Camp in the late 1960s and loved it. Went for the next few years, I think it was because my parents could leave us to our own devices and enjoy themselves and go dancing. I loved the outdoor swimming pool and swings. You could even hire a Chopper Bike or Space Hopper. Also the (...Read full memory)