“Little did I realise when I carried on around this beautiful coastline that I would encounter so many experiences, both good and bad. I have seen the most beautiful sunrise that I have ever had the opportunity to witness from high on Harts Fell.
I have met some really wonderful people and characters who are not only the true keepers of our local heritage but who are determined to make sure that their knowledge is passed on to, yet unknown, forthcoming generations.
I believe in the heritage of our country and have spent many years trying to encourage those both near and far, young and old, to explore for themselves and to experience the beauty, traditions and heritage of Britain.
I haven’t been able to include everything that I wanted to do and for that I apologise but I still hope that the culmination of my years of research, filming and editing will be a pleasing experience for you.” Chris Abram
This video follows on from Part one, Fleetwood, Heysham, and Morecambe to Levens Hall. It tells of the heritage, beauty and people of the north coast of Morecambe Bay.
Also places to visit to enjoy a day out in the Furness and South Lakeland area. With lots of aerial filming 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”
The video covers most of the towns and villages between Grange over Sands and Greenodd, coming inland as far as Backbarrow with its Lakeland Motor Museum and Stott Park Bobbin Mill.
Grange over Sands. The development of this genteel Victorian and Edwardian seaside resort, its link to Beatrix Potter and the most stunning view of the Lake District.
Kents Bank. The story of the ancient, treacherous pathway across Morecambe Bay walked by thousands of people for charity under the guidance of Cedric Robinson MBE, Queen’s Guide to the Sands. We meet Cedric at his historic Guides Farm before travelling miles out into the bay with him as he checks the safety of the route.
Flookburgh, historic fishing, cockling and shrimping town. Included is the award winning film I made, Six miles into the Bay, of the day I went out tractor shrimping with fisherman Michael Wilson. Jack Manning, fisherman, local historian & raconteur relates his experiences.
Cumbria Steam Gathering is visited, one of the largest steam fairs in England.
Cartmel and its Priory. One of the great centres of Christian heritage built by Augustinian canons between 1190 and 1220. Internally, with its tall perpendicular columns, it shows off the best of our Norman, Decorated and Perpendicular building styles. Cartmel Races, started by the monks of Cartmel, are visited. Holker Hall, home to the Duke of Devonshire. We visit in the summer to tour the magnificent gardens before making a return visit at Christmas to see the house decorated in Victorian style.
The Leven Valley, with its Dolly Blue, Gunpowder and Backbarrow Iron works and the superb Lakeland Motor Museum.
The Furness Railway, its origins and its importance for introducing tourism to The Lake District.
The Lakeside Haverthwaite Railway. The last remaining original part of the Furness railway. Now a thriving tourist attraction and we take a journey to Lakeside on Lake Windermere.
Greenodd. The once historic port and its relationship with Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome.