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Visit Heysham

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Heysham makes a great day out for families and it is just 10 minutes drive from Morecambe. and now easily reached from the M6  To help you plan your visit, we have listed things to see and do, and places to eat in Heysham. We have also prepared travel directions, as well as shown other web sites that you may find useful, including Heysham tide times,, Heysham weather forecast and Morecambe Bay shipping information.+
Heysham village is only about a mile from  Heysham Harbour where the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company runs daily ferry services to the Isle of Man. Ferry passengers with time to     spare can find plenty of interest in this historic village..
St Peter’s Church pictured here in snow on a Christmas Day was published by Morecambe Press and reproduced with their permission.

Find out more about visiting Heysham

Read the comments of previous visitors to Heysham Heritage Centre

Every village has its characters; read about two of Heysham’s.


Heysham History

Navigating this website
Our 
Heysham timeline shows notable dates (with links to other pages) in Heysham’s history. 
The
ᅠHeysham History pageᅠis also a site guide with appropriate links to numerous other pages..
The ‘Home’ link (top right of all pages) will return you to this page..
TheᅠHistoric Society of Lancashire and Cheshireᅠwas founded in Liverpool in 1848. It is one of the oldest historical or archaeological societies in the country in continuous existence. The first volume of  Transactions including some of the first session’s lectures, was published in 1849 . Among these was the record of a visit to Heysham by John Robson in 1851. Other links to the Society’s transactions appear on the Old Hall and Historians pages.
Heysham Heritage has published historical books, pamphlets and cards. Earlier publications on Heysham are detailed on the  historians page.
Our photographic image collection show pictures of the Heysham area 1900 and earlier.Recently added is a  series of group images..


Heysham Heritage Centre

Heysham Heritage Centre

Heysham Heritage Centre is on Main Street in Lower Heysham (Heysham Village). The Heritage Centre building was formerly the barn for the adjoining cottage and they are a prime example of a 17th. century Lancashire long house. The Centre & Cottage have re-opened, following a restoration project in 2010/2011.

The long house is owned by Heritage Trust for the North West (registered charity no. 508300) and run for the benefit of visitors by volunteers of Heysham Heritage Association (HHA). HHA is an independent organisation that cares for Heysham, and membership of HHA is open to all.

See the Heysham timeline

See a larger version of the tithe map and further information about tithes.

See Publications from Heysham Heritage Association

See old images of Heysham

See page on Heysham artist William Woodhouse

Learn more about Heysham Heritage Centre

Read more about Heysham Heritage Association (HHA)

Visit Heritage Trust for the North West web site

See the Heysham Timeline


Archive

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The Heysham Heritage Archive
The most recent acquisition is Men of Heysham a short pamphlet compiled by Baldwin Bent in 1920  listing those from Heysham who served in the armed forces during World War I. To see a copy please click here
The archive is now being catalogued and is housed in an upper room at the Heritage Centre. Currently it has several new displays prepared specially for the Open Days, including bereavement cards, old postcards of Heysham, information about current research.                                     
If you want more information about the archive
please contact enquire@heysham heritage.org,uk

Visit the history page

See publications

Timeline

Find out more about the Heritage Open Days

Heritage Treasure Hunt

World War I: Read about : Rectory Hospital and Village Volunteers Committee


Tithe Map(1838) and Valuation Schedule

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In 1838 a tithe map showing Heysham Parish at that date with a ‘schedule’ of owners and occupiers of property and the amount of tithe due. A small section of that map showing Heysham village (Low Heysham) is reproduced here.  St Peter’s Church is left centre and Greese Cottage slightly right of centre towards the top..

This is an invaluable source of information about places  people and buildings in early 19th century Heysham.

See a larger version of the tithe map and furher information about tithes.


Volunteers and Members

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Get involved with Heysham Heritage Centre
Heysham Heritage Centre and Cottage are operated on by volunteers of Heysham Heritage Association (HHA). With the Heritage Centre now open again, we are seeking additional volunteers to help us run the Centre for the enjoyment of visitors. If you can spare a few hours of your time, please contact us at
memb@heyshamheritage.org.uk


Kids’ page

Kids only! Picture by pupils of St Peter's School

We’ve put together some activities for younger visitors.
Did you know that Vikings came to Heysham over 1,000 years ago? Can you solve our Runes puzzle? Read what it was like to be a child in Heysham over 60 years ago, and hear about the bear at Heysham Head.

All this and more on the Kids’ page.

 


Find out about volunteering at the Heritage Centre

Read more about Heysham Heritage Association

Read about the benefits of membership

Go to the Kids page

 

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If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the web site or about the long house, please email us at enquire@heyshamheritage.org.uk  or web@heyshamheritage.org.uk


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Last updated September 2018