High Teas and Holidays

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High Teas & Holidays

The Morecambe Holiday and Guest House Experience 1900-1960

High Teas & Holidays

I’m currently embarking on an exciting new art and heritage project with my wife, Carol. Together, and in partnership with The Exchange Creative Community in Morecambe’s West End we are planning to use people’s stories, memories, objects and ephemera associated with the Morecambe seaside holiday experience to inspire new artworks and events for an exhibition/installation, an artists trail, bunting and postcard making workshops to gather, share and celebrate the stories of this amazing part of our local heritage and collective memory.

We will be working with the local community, The Exchange Creative Community, Deco Publique, Morecambe Heritage, local history groups, Morecambe Artist Colony and other artists and designers to research and deliver the project.

To begin the project we will be researching the history of local guest houses, particularly in the West End, looking for tales of landladies and collecting stories written from those guest houses on postcards. As a part of the research phase, we are holding two public consultation (memory gathering) days where we are inviting people to come and chat informally and share their stories of Morecambe holidays, guest houses and more. Bring your old postcards (we are interested as much in the handwritten messages as the pictures), seaside memorabilia and other objects or just the memories you hold in your head.

You can join us at either of the two memory gathering sessions: (click to view the events on Facebook)

  1. Wednesday, Feb 7th, from 1-4pm, at The Exchange Creative Community, West Street, Morecambe LA3 1RB
  2. Saturday, Feb 10th, from 11am – 2pm, at Morecambe Central Library,┬áCentral Dr, Morecambe LA4 5DL

Of course if you can’t join us at either of those 2 sessions you can leave a comment on this post, email me or share your story on our Facebook page.

And do please share the project with as many people as you can.

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