Morecambe, The Sands And Midland Hotel c.1955
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Memories of Morecambe
I appeared in the show along with other artistes, some of the names elude me. The show was produced by Herman and Constance Wells. I was the song and dance man! Mario Lanza was in the great Caruso at the cinema. Can anybody help identify some of the cast? There were four girl dancers. One speciality (...Read full memory)
From 1952 to 1959, aged 9 to 16 and at Morecambe Grammar School, I played the piano in the solo classes at the Morecambe Musical Festival - a premier event in the calendar of the Winter Gardens. It brought in thousands of people during the week; choirs, brass bands and soloists from Scotland, Yorkshire, (...Read full memory)
I am amazed there is no mention here of Morecambe Illuminations. Dose no one remember them? In the 50's I lived in Ecclesfield which then was West Riding of Yorkshire. We had little money and no transport but a neighbour would collect money weekly from my parents and a couple of times a year (...Read full memory)
I remember the Pier just before it changed in the late sixties when the arcade was built at the entrance. Before that it was a walkway divided by a wooden fence which can be seen clearly in this picture. As a child I would play on the sand close to the pier and I recall that the dancing was very popular. They always (...Read full memory)