How Morecambe Bay got its name

How Morecambe Bay got its name

Dr Bill Shannon, speaking as part of the Sunset Series 2021

 

Search this old chart all you like - you'll never find the name Morecambe Bay because its use is relatively recent. 

Bill Shannon’s tells us the wonderful story of how Morecambe Bay got its name – which took us back to a geographer in Alexandria who’d never left the city but used military reports to list the coordinates for a Morikambe on the north west coast of England – but where was it?

You can watch Bill's story again along with the other Sunset Series talks on our YouTube channel.