New centre all set to make history

Taking part in the Morecambe Heritage archaeological dig are Ian Hughes (Dig Co-ordinator), Alison Bradley, Hazel Clempner, David Brayshaw, Christine Stebbing, Debbie Cain.
Taking part in the Morecambe Heritage archaeological dig are Ian Hughes (Dig Co-ordinator), Alison Bradley, Hazel Clempner, David Brayshaw, Christine Stebbing, Debbie Cain.

A celebration of the fabulous history of Morecambe is almost ready for its grand unveiling.

A team dedicated to celebrating Morecambe’s past will reveal their plans for a ‘pop-up’ heritage centre in Morecambe at a drop-in event this Thursday.

They hope their temporary display will eventually lead to Morecambe’s first ever permanent heritage centre.

The history of Morecambe entertainment will form a major part of the centre, which will open to the public in May and throughout summer 2015.

It will include exhibits supplied by Debbie Cain, granddaughter of popular old-time comedian Albert Modley, who lived in Morecambe during his latter years. Morecambe historian Peter Wade and heritage filmmaker Chris Abram have also contributed. There will also be a display about the archaelogical dig which was held at the Morecambe Hotel last Easter.

The venue for the pop-up heritage centre has not been confirmed but could be revealed at Thursday’s event.

The Visitor reported last year that the team behind the project, Morecambe Heritage, had been looking at several locations including the former Taylor’s gift shop near the Winter Gardens.

The volunteer recruitment evening will be held at the Lothersdale Hotel on Marine Road from 6pm to 9pm.

Anyone who is interested in helping is welcome to go along.

For more details call 07434 834980.