Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: The Matchless Disaster

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Tue, 16 Feb 2021 19:00

Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: The Matchless Disaster

Join Simon Williams as he shares his research on Morecambe Bay’s Forgotten Tragedy.

In 1894 a pleasure boat sunk just off the Silverdale coast resulting in the greatest loss of life Morecambe Bay has seen. Simon Williams, Chair of the Mourholme Local History Society, has traced the story of all those on the boat that day, the likely cause of the accident, and the aftermath.

 

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Image 'An unnamed eyewitness’s sketch of the disaster' from the Lancaster Standard and County Advertiser, September 7th 1894 – archived at Lancaster Library.

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