Geoffs Life After Work !

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My Pre Teen Fun Place KNOTT END

Knott End-on-Sea is a village in  Lancs, England, on the southern side of  Morecambe Bay, across the Wyre Estuary. Knott End has a pub, the Bourne Arms, county library and golf club. Buses run regularly from Knott End and there is also a seasonal three-minute ferry crossing to Fleetwood. Knott End also has two clubs, The Squash and Knott End Working Men’s Club. Hackensall Hall is reputed to be named after an invading Viking named Haken. So it is very villagy. As a 9 yr old we caught the Sunday Flyer from Blackpool North Train station for sixpence and got off at the great home for Trawlers,Fleetwood and then caught the Ferry across the Wyre to Knott End .When the tide is out a cobbled “groin” is exposed that teems with periwinkles (from Wiki…The common periwinkle or winkle (Littorina littorea) is a species of small edible whelk or sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc that has gills and an operculum, and is classified within the family Littorinidae, the periwinkles)  My mother loved these little delicacies but not for me.Mother loved us because we brought these little sea creatures home for her.Tides at Knott End can be very dangerous as incoming tends to surround beach walkers very quickly.Cockles can also be harvested here (walking a short while towards Heysham) and indeed a few years ago a few Chinese Cockle collectors drowned here.As kids we had great times (none of this Electric IT stuff around then)  Times showed how independant we were as nippers I was 9 and younger brother 7 with NO parental guidance as those times were extremely safe.I was telling friends in the Pub about my latest trip and asked if they could come next time because they remember those days and love Periwinkles !!

Apparently LOWREY used to come to Knot End to do his Matchstick Paintings and a statue has been erected in his honour


October 22, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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