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How Morecambe Bay got its name

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:09
Dr Bill Shannon, speaking as part of the Sunset Series 2021

 

Search this old chart all you like - you'll never find the name Morecambe Bay because its use is relatively recent. 

Bill Shannon’s tells us the wonderful story of how Morecambe Bay got its name – which took us back to a geographer in Alexandria who’d never left the city but used military reports to list the coordinates for a Morikambe on the north west coast of England – but where was it?

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"The more of myself I put into my sculptures, the more people respond"

Sun, 2021-04-04 17:44
Anna Gillespie, creator of SHIP speaking as part of the Sunset Series 2021

2 years ago SHIP was launched at Half Moon Bay, Heysham. To mark this birthday we welcomed Anna Gillespie, the sculptor, to tell her story in a Sunset Series artist talk.

You can watch it again along with the other talks on our YouTube channel.

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Lockdown antidote transports woodlands to homes

Fri, 2021-01-22 09:50

A magical soundwalk through stunning south Cumbrian woodlands, showcasing nature at its best and most fragile, is offering a unique anitdote to the latest lockdown.

Heading the stella line-up in a 30-minute audio classic are corncrake, once a common sight in the Rusland Valley, and now regionally extinct after their ground-nesting habitats fell victim to farm machinery and changes in land management.

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