Chilly dip revisited...28 years on

Photo: David Hurst - Mags Turner, second from left, with friends from the Wacky Warehouse are going to re-enact a charity run into Morecambe Bay sea on New Years Day which her father did in 1987. The run will be in aid of Children In Need
Photo: David Hurst - Mags Turner, second from left, with friends from the Wacky Warehouse are going to re-enact a charity run into Morecambe Bay sea on New Years Day which her father did in 1987. The run will be in aid of Children In Need

Almost 28 years ago, Mags Turner’s dad was on the front page of The Visitor braving icy waters for charity.

Now Mags is about to re-enact her father Eddie’s dash into Morecambe Bay.

Mags and fellow staff from Morecambe Wacky Warehouse will do a sponsored ‘Bay Dash’ this Friday for Children in Need.

It was New Year’s Day 1987 when Eddie joined fellow local men in a run into the freezing water, organised by then-landlord of the Palatine pub, PaulKane, to raise funds for Nazareth House in Lancaster.

Mags and friends will start their Bay Dash at 3.30pm from the Clock Tower, the exact same spot where her dad and 15 other blokes had their chilly dip all those years ago. Security boss Alan Lingwood, who did the original dash, will take part again.