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Morecambe

Morecambe shown within Lancashire
Population 45,000
OS grid reference SD4263
District Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MORECAMBE
Postcode district LA3, LA4
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
UK Parliament Morecambe and Lunesdale
European Parliament North West England
List of places: UKEnglandLancashire

Coordinates: 54°03′50″N 2°52′43″W / 54.064, -2.8786 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 504 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 714 pixel, file size: 423 KB, MIME type: image/png) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Logo The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The LA postcode area, also known as the Lancaster postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Ambleside, Askam-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness, Broughton-in-Furness, Carnforth, Coniston, Dalton-in-Furness, Grange-over-Sands, Kendal, Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancaster, Millom, Milnthorpe, Morecambe, Sedbergh, Ulverston and Windermere in... Lancashire Constabulary is the police force responsible for policing the county of Lancashire in the North West of England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide, statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the Shire county of Lancashire, England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 as part of Health Minister Lord Warners plans to reduce the number of NHS ambulance service trusts operating in the United Kingdom to 12. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Morecambe and Lunesdale is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... North West England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of settlements in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Morecambe [ˈmɔːkəm] is a resort town within the City of Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. As of 2003 it has a resident population of about 45,000. It faces into Morecambe Bay. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Logo The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Morecambe Bay at low tide from Hest Bank, looking towards Grange-over-Sands. ...


Morecambe and nearby village Heysham have a combined population of 51,400.[1] Stone graves overlooking Morecambe Bay, with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance Heysham (pronounced hee-sham) is a small, coastal village near Lancaster in the county of Lancashire in England. ...

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Geography and administration

The town is in the Morecambe and Lunesdale parliamentary constituency and is governed by Lancaster City Council. Morecambe and Lunesdale is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


History

Morecambe beach
Morecambe beach

In 1889 the villages of Bare, Poulton-le-Sands and Torrisholme collectively became known as Morecambe, and those areas of Morecambe are still known by their original names. Download high resolution version (1060x600, 102 KB)takken by me, 11/Apr/2004. ... Download high resolution version (1060x600, 102 KB)takken by me, 11/Apr/2004. ... Bare is a suburb of Morecambe, within the City of Lancaster district. ... Poulton-le-Sands was one of three small towns that combined to create Morecambe. ... Torrisholme is a village near Morecambe, Lancashire, on the North West coast of England. ...


Morecambe has had a proud history as a thriving seaside resort in the mid-twentieth century. Whilst Blackpool attracted holiday-makers predominantly from the Lancashire mill towns, Morecambe had more visitors from Yorkshire and Scotland. Between 1956 and 1989 it was the home of the Miss Great Britain beauty contest. It has been suggested that South Shore, Blackpool be merged into this article or section. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the country. ... Miss Great Britain is a beauty contest held in London, United Kingdom. ... Mrs. ...


However, Morecambe has suffered a decline in recent years.[2] It once had two piers, but both are now gone: Central Pier was struck by fire and West End Pier was washed away in a storm. In 1994, The World of Crinkley Bottom attraction in Happy Mount Park closed only 13 weeks after its opening. The ensuing 'Blobbygate' scandal led to a legal battle between Lancaster City Council and TV star Noel Edmonds. The closures of Bubbles, Morecambe's indoor waterworld, and Frontierland, its Pleasure Beach, soon followed. The whole of Morecambe became an extremely run-down town with severe cocaine, heroin and alcoholism problems. However, the Morecambe is now an 'up and coming town, lead strongly by the regenerating west end,' with some investment in the area and house prices rising. Both The Times and the Daily Telegraph ran two-page features on Morecambe's revival around Easter 2006. After falling into abeyance in the mid-1980s, the Miss Morecambe beauty contest was revived in 2006 by Margee Ltd., a local fashion store, founded in 1933 - the same year that the Midland Hotel opened its doors. Morecambe has a thriving community of Polish expatriates who have entered the local employment market in recent years. Mr. ... Logo The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. ... Noel Ernest Edmonds (born 22 December 1948 in Ilford, Essex) is a British television presenter, DJ and executive who made his name on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. He is more recently known as the presenter of the television gameshow Deal or No Deal. ... Frontierland entrance signage in June 2005 Frontierland Western Theme Park was a Theme park in Morecambe, Lancashire, England which operated from c1909 to 1999[1], it was situated at Marine Road West. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is an opioid synthesized directly from the extracts of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ...


Morecambe was selected by the RNLI as the location for their first operational hovercraft (Griffon 470SAR) H-002 which was made operational on 23rd of December 2002. Despite this fact the 5th of February 2004 saw a major loss of life in Morecambe Bay when Chinese immigrant shellfish harvesters were inundated by incoming tides, resulting in multiple fatalities. The Morecambe Bay cockling disaster occurred on the evening of the 5 February 2004 in Lancashire, England with at least 21 cockle pickers drowned by incoming tides in Morecambe Bay. ...


Landmarks

One of Morecambe's most famous landmarks is a statue commemorating one of its most famous sons, Eric Morecambe. It was created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson. Taken by me, 11/Apr/2004. ... Taken by me, 11/Apr/2004. ... John Eric Bartholomew OBE (May 14, 1926 – May 28, 1984), better known by his stage name, Eric Morecambe was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise, formed the double act Morecambe and Wise. ... John Eric Bartholomew OBE (May 14, 1926 – May 28, 1984), better known by his stage name, Eric Morecambe was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise, formed the double act Morecambe and Wise. ... Graham Ibbesons statue of Eric Morecombe in Morecambe, Lancashire Graham Ibbeson is an artist and sculptor resident of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. ...

Midland hotel undergoing restoration in 2006
Midland hotel undergoing restoration in 2006

Morecambe is home to the Midland Hotel, an important art deco luxury hotel which still contains pieces by luminaries such as Eric Gill. It is currently undergoing a £7 m restoration, headed by Manchester company Urban Splash. The company intends to restore the hotel to its former glory and open it for business in spring 2008. It is to include new additions such an outdoor swimming pool as shown in the building's new design. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2624x1456, 2341 KB) The Midland hotel in Morecambe. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2624x1456, 2341 KB) The Midland hotel in Morecambe. ... Midland Hotel undergoing restoration in 2006 The Midland Hotel is a famous Art Deco building in Morecambe, in Lancashire, England. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (February 22, 1882–November 17, 1940) was a British sculptor, typographer and engraver. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Urban Splash which was setup in 1993, is a company which regenerates decaying industrial warehouses and mills into modern apartments and penthouses as well as construct new build developments. ...


Another famous landmark is the partially renovated Victoria Pavilion, otherwise popularly known as Morecambe Winter Gardens. This was once a venue for swimming baths, grand theatre, restaurant and ballroom and even became a training camp at various times in its life.


Morecambe F.C. are the local football team and on May 20th 2007 they were promoted to the Football League for the first time in their history. It has been suggested that Morecambe F.C. Transfer History be merged into this article or section. ...


Transport

Frontierland a theme park which closed in 2000
Frontierland a theme park which closed in 2000

Morecambe has a regular rail service from Lancaster, with some trains running directly from Preston and Leeds. Trains also run to Heysham, where they connect with the ferry service to the Isle of Man. There is another railway station at Bare Lane, serving the suburb of Bare. Services are operated by Northern Rail. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (838x982, 109 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontierland, Morecambe Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (838x982, 109 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Frontierland, Morecambe Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Frontierland entrance signage in June 2005 Frontierland Western Theme Park was a Theme park in Morecambe, Lancashire, England which operated from c1909 to 1999[1], it was situated at Marine Road West. ... , Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. ... Stone graves overlooking Morecambe Bay, with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance Heysham (pronounced hee-sham) is a small, coastal village near Lancaster in the county of Lancashire in England. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ... Bare Lane railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Bare, which is a suburb of Morecambe in Lancashire. ... Bare is a suburb of Morecambe, within the City of Lancaster district. ... Northern Rail is a train and railway operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ...


Bus services in the area are operated mainly by Stagecoach Lancaster, services link the town with Lancaster where connections can take you to Keswick, Preston, Blackpool and further. Regular services up to every 10 minutes (numbers 3/3A/4) operate along the promenade to Heysham and to Lancaster University whilst services 2 and 2A operate up to every 10 minutes from Euston Road to both Heysham and Lancaster University. Services 6 and 6A operate via Westgate (where most caravan holiday parks are) to the ASDA supermarket and Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. Service 5 operates to Overton and Carnforth. Many services (2/2A/3/3A/4) operate using Low Floor Easy Access Vehicles suitable for wheelchair users and prams/pushchairs, whilst other services use older buses. Other local services are operated by Battersby's Coaches. Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... The Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick. ... Preston, a city and local government district in Lancashire, England, is located on the River Ribble. ... Lancaster University (officially the University of Lancaster) is a collegiate campus university in Lancaster, England. ... Overton may refer to: People: Robert Overton (abt 1609–1678) a Major General in the New Model Army Richard Overton Places: Overton, Texas Overton, Nebraska Overton-on-Dee, North Wales Cold Overton, Rutland, England Market Overton, Rutland, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Carnforth is a small town near Lancaster in the north of Lancashire, England, situated at the north-east end of Morecambe Bay, by the River Keer. ...

Destinations from MORECAMBE
Bolton-Le-Sands, Carnforth, Kendal
 
Morecambe Bay, Barrow-in-Furness
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Lancaster, Forest of Bowland
Heysham
 

, Bolton-Le-Sands is a large village in the Lancaster district of Lancashire, England. ... Carnforth is a small town near Lancaster in the north of Lancashire, England, situated at the north-east end of Morecambe Bay, by the River Keer. ... For the 1832-1918 Parliamentary constituency, see Kendal (UK Parliament constituency). ... Morecambe Bay at low tide from Hest Bank, looking towards Grange-over-Sands. ... Barrow-in-Furness is a town in Cumbria, England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A view of Lancaster showing the Lune, the Millennium Bridge and the Ashton Memorial Lancaster (2001 census population 45,952: source ONS) is a city in Lancashire, in the north-west of England, UK. It is a commercial, cultural and educational centre. ... The Hills in the Forest of Bowland The area known as the Forest of Bowland occupies most of the north east of the county of Lancashire in England. ... Stone graves overlooking Morecambe Bay, with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance Heysham (pronounced hee-sham) is a small, coastal village near Lancaster in the county of Lancashire in England. ...

Twin towns

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Notable Morecambers

Melanie Jane Boorman is a London-based model from Lancashire, England. ... A Page Three girl is a woman who models for topless photographs published in UK tabloid The Sun. ... Paul Hayes is an English antiques expert and television personality. ... Wayne Hemingway (b. ... Dame Thora Hird (May 28, 1911 - March 15, 2003) was a veteran British actress born in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe. ... Cherylee Houston is an British actor. ... John McGuinness is a motorcycle racer, from Morecambe, England. ... Albert Modley (born March 3, 1901, in Liverpool, died February 23, 1979, in Morecambe) was a variety entertainer and comedian. ... Location within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool City Centre Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... John Eric Bartholomew OBE (May 14, 1926 – May 28, 1984), better known by his stage name, Eric Morecambe was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise, formed the double act Morecambe and Wise. ... REV is a cd by ten foot pole. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Towers of London is a punk rock band from London, England who formed in 2004. ... Janette Scott was an English actress born December 14, 1938 in Morecambe, England. ... Helen Worth, in a still from an interview done in 2000. ... Coronation Street is an award winning British soap opera. ... Badge of Ossett town. ... Coat of Arms of South Yorkshire West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, that has a population of 2. ...

Trivia

Ornithology (from the Greek ornis = bird and logos = word/science) is the branch of zoology concerned with the scientific study of birds. ... Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK[1] and Crap Towns II: The Nation Decides [2] are a series of humorous, but completely unscientific books edited by Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran and published in association with UK Quarterly The Idler. ... An entertainer is someone who is hired to entertain people. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Joan Ann Olivier, Baroness Olivier DBE, née Plowright (born October 28, 1929), known professionally as Dame Joan Plowright is a British actress and widow of Laurence Olivier. ... Dame Thora Hird (May 28, 1911 - March 15, 2003) was a veteran British actress born in the Lancashire seaside town of Morecambe. ...

References

  1. ^ Whittakers Almanac.
  2. ^ Alan Cowell, Postcard From Ailing British Coasts: Wish You Were Here, The New York Times, April 12, 2007.

External links


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Eric Morecambe in TutorGig Encyclopedia (1291 words)
In his leisure time, Morecambe was a keen birdwatcher, and the statue of him at Morecambe shows him wearing his binoculars.
The sixth Morecambe and Wise series for ITV was planned from the start to be aired in the United Kingdom as well as exported to the United States and Canada.
A larger-than-life statue of Eric was unveiled by the Queen at Morecambe in 1999.
Eric Morecambe - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music (1271 words)
Eric Morecambe OBE was the stage name of Eric John Bartholomew (May 14, 1926 - May 28, 1984), part of the double act of Morecambe and Wise with Ernie Wise.
So enormous was Morecambe and Wise's popularity that their annual BBC Christmas shows became almost madatory viewing in Britain from 1968-1978).
In 1999 Eric Morecambe was voted the funniest person of the 20th Century in an internet poll.
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