Street murals making the news in Morecambe

Do you have any tales of Morecambe's past? Maybe you remember when the Shrimps won the FA Trophy in 1974, for example.
Do you have any tales of Morecambe's past? Maybe you remember when the Shrimps won the FA Trophy in 1974, for example.

A new project which pays tribute to The Visitor with newspaper-style wall art is looking for your stories from Morecambe’s past.

The Victoria Street Press will be a series of large scale murals and art installations along Victoria Street – former home of The Visitor – in the style of large scale newspaper pages.

They will tell a range of stories and take people on a typographic and visual journey through the town’s rich seaside history.

Project managers Deco Publique are inviting members of the public to share their own real, local and meaningful stories that could be pictured on the giant newspaper page murals.

These tales could be well known anecdotes or best kept secrets. They could be treasured press cuttings or simple memories. Stories that fit into these four categories are welcomed and encouraged.

Entertainment – stories paying homage to Morecambe’s entertainment history.

Wildlife and Environment – stories about Morecambe Bay as an area of unbeatable natural beauty for young and old wildlife lovers alike.

Fond Memories – Tales of moments with loved ones, unforgettable holidays and seaside adventures in Morecambe.

Sport – Tales of the sporting names and teams from our district, accounts of cherished sporting moments. Deco Publique will hold an event to speak with people who would like to share their stories. This will take place at the Arndale Centre on Friday, April 10 between 11am and 3pm.

Christine Stebbing, chair of the Town Team who will finance the project from Morecambe’s Portas Pilot Town cash, said: “The Victoria Street Press will be one of the predominant legacies of the Portas Project.

“I am confident that it will make the street a destination for residents and visitors alike which can only assist the regeneration of our town.”

To submit news clippings, stories or memories of Morecambe please email the project managers, Deco Publique at: decopublique@gmail.com