'Morecambe Bay Lives' is an intergenerational project celebrating the communities of Morecambe Bay.
This project is about the people and places of Morecambe Bay. The Bay, which straddles Cumbria and Lancashire, is a place of great beauty and environmental significance. The communities around Morecambe Bay include Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands, Arnside, Silverdale, Morecambe and Heysham. It’s an area with a rich natural and historical heritage.
This project is all about capturing the memories of communities around Morecambe Bay. We aim to create an archive of 100 individual voices which together will tell the story of The Bay.
At the centre of this intergenerational project are children. We are supporting primary school pupils to meet with older local people, share memories and learn more about their communities and their links to Morecambe Bay.
We have already gathered diverse memories from people who live around Morecambe Bay. Whether the memories are related to the sea and the natural environment; industry and tourism; people’s pastimes and their childhoods, special events or the every day - all together they form the story of Morecambe Bay.
'Morecambe Bay Lives' is one 28 projects which form part of the Morecambe Bay Partnership Headlands to Headspace HLF scheme 2014-2018 which aims to transform the way people think about Morecambe Bay. Rooted firmly in the Bay's communities the projects will explore, celebrate and protect the Bay's rich cultural and natural heritage helping to conserve it for future generations.