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Morecambe Bay's Hidden Heritage

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:00 to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 16:00 at Lancaster Maritime Museum

Morecambe Bay's WILD Weekend Family Camp

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 18:30 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 16:00 at Silver saplings campsite, Silverdale

Festival of the Bay 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 13:00 to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 16:00 at Venues around Morecambe Bay

Deep Cabaret — Wanton Mischief: Songs inspired by the ecopsychology of the Bay

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 20:00 at St. Peter's Church, Heysham Village

Charity Afternoon Tea for Bay Cat Rescue

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 13:30 to 16:00 at Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme LA4 6RH

The Ulverston Bank Clock - a focus for controversy

If you have been to Ulverston, then you will have seen the Bank Clock in the town centre. If you have wondered about its history then this book by is for you. It reveals the controversial events that have dogged this structure at regular intervals since 1845.  

Ordeal for Boy, 15, Trapped in Morecambe Bay Mud

15/3/17: A 15 year old boy out walking with relatives on Morecambe Bay sands became trapped in mud and quicksand just a few hundred yards from the shore at about 2pm on Saturday afternoon. Unable to free him, a relative summoned the Coastguard Rescue Agency and their teams sped by hovercraft to save him.

Lancaster & Morecambe have bland — sorry, 'brand' — makeover

5/9/14: In July the City Council Cabinet resolved unanimously to 'Cease funding the distribution of printed Visitor Guides for the district, using alternative ways to make up to date visitor information more widely available as part of destination marketing.' Virtual Lancaster has had a look at how this is

Council asked to approve Freedom of the City for Cedric Robinson

8/4/14: Lancaster City councillors will be asked to approve granting the Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE, the Freedom of the City at a special meeting of Lancaster City Council later this month. The Queen’s Guide to the Sands is a Royally appointed guide to assist the safe crossing of the sands of Morecambe Bay.

The Cross Bay Walk

The Morecambe Bay Cross Bay Walk is a popular activity by which many local charities raise funds. Each summer hundreds of adults and children safely complete these walks — but the Bay is treacherous and no Cross-Bay activity should be undertaken without the direct supervision of a qualified Guide. 

Brand makeover for Lancaster (& Lune) and Morecambe Bay

2/9/13: Lancaster and Morecambe are to be rebranded as visitor destinations, because research indicates that with a bit of tweaking they could, hopefully, sound a lot more attractive to visitors than they do at present.

Clean up local bathing water, council urges

8/11/11: Lancaster City Council is calling for everything possible to be done to improve the quality of bathing water in Morecambe Bay ahead of the introduction of new water quality standards. Two of the district’s bathing beaches – Morecambe North and South – both passed the current standards for water quality.

Brace yourselves for a bathe: Morecambe's water is lovely

15/6/11: Bathing in Morecambe Bay has never been better, according to the Government.

Morecambe Bay Gas field to close?

2/5/11: Gas giant Centrica has threatened to close one of its Morecambe Bay gas fields, which provides some six per cent of the UK's annual gas needs. The possible move comes in response to increased taxes placed on oil companies and just as the three fields in Morecambe Bay are closed for a month of maintenance. Now, the BBC reports Centrica is saying it might not reopen the South Morecambe field.

Love Morecambe Bay? Tell the Dukes why...

31/12/10: What do you love about Morecambe Bay? The Dukes is asking locals and visitors to share their love for the beautiful bay to coincide with the opening of Quicksand, a new play inspired by its landscape. Do you have stories about growing up on the bay or just love the inspiring landscape and Lakeland views?

New movie celebrates Morecambe Bay's heritage

22/10/10: A new movie celebrating Morecambe Bay released on DVD and launched at Morecambe's Platform venue next month. This event, hosted by award winning heritage film director Chris Abram, is very unique and features film and photographic material going back to early Victorian times. Playing for the delight of the audience as they arrive will be Morecambe Bay Brass.

CancerCare’s Cross Bay Challenge 2010 on 6 June

19/5/10: With just under 3 weeks to go until CancerCare’s Cross Bay Challenge 2010, the excitement is really starting to build and this year it's set to be the biggest event ever to take place in Morecambe Bay. With the choice of a half marathon or a family-friendly 6 mile walk there’s something for everyone.

Public meetings to discuss Shoreline Management Plans

9/2/10: Two public meetings have been arranged for people to discuss the future of our coastline. The events will be welcomed by many local people who might be affected by coastal erosion, who had complained of being sidelined by recent government investigations into the problems facing Morecambe Bay residents.