Morecambe fans’ hard work pays off with Christie Way sign

The unveiling of the Christie Way sign before Morecambe's game against AFC Wimbeldon.

The unveiling of the Christie Way sign before Morecambe's game against AFC Wimbeldon.

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After more than two years of hard work Morecambe fans have secured a road sign for the run up to the club’s Globe Arena home.

The road off Westgate has always been known as Christie Way but up until the Shrimps’ game against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday there was no visual evidence.

The street was named after J B Christie, a former Morecambe FC president, whose name was put to the Shrimps’ former home Chrstie Park after the benefactor bought the ground and left it to the club.

Two and a half years of work led by supporters club the Fans’ Club of Morecambe resulted in the sign being erected on Saturday.

Chairman Pat Stoyles said: “The campaign started when Darren Clifford (town and county councillor) was chairman.

“We’ve had to work out who was responsible for putting up the signs, find the right department that makes them and sort funding.

“It’s been a long process with a lot of paperwork but we managed to get a grant through Darren. It links the old and the new. A lot of fans felt their wasn’t enough recognition (for J B Christie) and this changes that.”

The sign outside the Hurley Flyer pub has both a Shrimps and Fans’ Club logo on.

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley, some of his backroom staff, director Rod Taylor and Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Morecambe and Lunesdale Amina Lone were amongst those at the unveiling ahead of Saturday’s League 2 game.