July 2021

Thursday 8th July 2021

We returned home via the crossing of the River Lune by the Lancaster Canal. Thought, by many, to be the highlight of the canal, the Lune Aqueduct can today be seen below on the riverside and from the towpath. Designed by John Rennie, it is 600ft long, 50ft high and has five 70ft diameter arches. …

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Wednesday 7th July 2021

Today we explored the Kendal area of the South Lakes by double decker bus. The 755 Heysham to Windermere and Bowness Pier via Carnforth and Kendal was our chosen transport and the brilliant thing was, for us, it was all for free!! Clinging to Morecambe Bay at first the route eventually turns inland to reach …

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Tuesday 6th July 2021

Today we explored Morecambe’s heritage. Morecambe Promenade Station opened in 1907 and closed in 1994 when it was converted into an entertainment centre and pub. The latter is known as The Station and is housed within the concourse of the former railway station with many of the fittings, rooms and signage retained.     The jetty was …

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Monday 5th July 2021

At the moment we are prevented from exploring the high seas but we have found the next best thing! It is the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire. It is often described as an Art Deco (1933) masterpiece built as a curve similar to the superstructure of an ocean liner’s bow of the same time. From …

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