This video follows on from Part 2. It tells of the heritage, beauty and people of the north coast of Morecambe Bay from Ulverston to Walney Island, and most parts in between.
Also places to visit to enjoy a day out in the Furness and South Lakeland area. With lots of aerial filming of the whole area it gives a new insight into the towns, villages and expanse of Morecambe Bay. It is also filmed in high definition.
The north coast of Morecambe Bay was, until the political administrative changes in 1974, part of Lancashire and even today is still part of the County Palatine of Lancashire. The original county of Lancashire still exists hence why I have called Morecambe Bay Our Heritage Parts 2 & 3 “The Real Lancashire Coast North of the Sands” ,
Following the tracks of the current Furness Railway it also uses the history of the beautiful railway as our link to lower Furness.
Ulverston, the film begins in the festival town at the unveiling of the Laurel & Hardy Statue by Ken Dodd, the Furness Tradition & Dickensian Festivals, Sir John Barrow & the Hoad Monument.
Cumbria Crystal, we go inside to see this famous crystal being made.
Chapel Island, we walk out to this historic island in Morecambe Bay in the company of local historian Jack Layfield and his two friends.
Conishead Priory, we tell the story of the priory from earliest times up to its present day role as an important international Buddhist centre.
Urswick, it is only in very recent times that this area’s importance has been established by translation of the Tunwinni Cross and archaeological excavations.
The coast to Rampside. We journey along the edge of Morecambe Bay and discover its importance as an international winter feeding ground for migrating seabirds and geese.
Gleaston Water Mill. Its owner discusses the 16C water mills heritage.
Marton & Lindal. Once the centre of iron ore mining, and its candle making.
Dalton, once known as “The Capital of Furness” it has its own castle and close links to the heritage of Furness Abbey.
Furness Abbey. These magnificent remains were once one of the most important religious, learning and trading centres of the medieval world. The leading authority on the abbey, Alice Leach, tells the story. The monks were in the forefront of the original iron making industry and it was this that led to the development of Barrow in Furness.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park, an important breeding zoo and one of the leaders in conservation is visited next.
Barrow in Furness. We tell of its development from a small hamlet to becoming an iron and steel making town and an important shipbuilding and repair centre for Britain’s leading builder of nuclear submarines.
Then we visit Roa, Piel and Walney islands.