Author Archives: Peter

DIY Advice

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Don’t Do Drugs

Scafell Pike was in the news recently, when four people had to be rescued because they were so wasted that they couldn’t make it back down. Story: Morecambe Visitor What a waste of the police and rescue volunteer’s valuable time… Mind … Continue reading

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Morecambe on Breakfast TV

On Friday 9th September the BBC’s “Breakfast” program contained a nice piece about Morecambe. If you didn’t see it, here’s a link – you have to sign in to use BBC iPlayer these days (grrrr….) but such is modern life! If … Continue reading

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Pet Portraits

Hi all, sorry that I haven’t posted for a while now – a summer break ! An artist friend Mavis Nwokobia recently completed a portrait of our cat ( the one that passed away a couple of years ago). We … Continue reading

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Backing Up Data On Windows

I am on “light duties” at the moment due to an argument with a piece of furniture (it won). So I have time to write, and, prompted by the recent “Ransomware” attacks that hit the headlines, I thought I might … Continue reading

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Bin Collection Dates for 2017 / 2018

Lancaster City Council have published the new refuse and recycling dates calendar for 2017 / 2018. You can get it here: http://planningdocs.lancaster.gov.uk/bincalendars/Calendar12.pdf

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Walking Routes

We have just added a new page to the Grapevine Reference Library: “Local Walking Routes“ The page provides links to walking routes around the area where we live, with each link having a quick overview/summary of the kinds of walks … Continue reading

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More In Morecambe

“More in Morecambe” was set up by The Morecambe Town Team in conjunction with Morecambe Town Council using funding from the Portas Pilot Project. This was a Government funded scheme to help regenerate high streets and bring more people into … Continue reading

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Heysham Gardens & Driveways

We want to thank Dave Howard & Lee Mackintosh of Heysham Gardens & Driveways for creating our newly refurbished patio/deck. Their knowledge & craftsmanship is very impressive, and their attention to the small details makes all the difference. We would thoroughly … Continue reading

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How Things Have Changed

Just out of curiosity I went looking for old maps of where we live. I found this lovely map from 1850 (www.visionofbritain.org.uk Licence (CC BY-SA 4.0) by: GBHGIS/UoP ) Bare and Heysham exist, but what would become Morecambe was then called “Poulton by the Sands”. … Continue reading

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