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Gordon Goodwin

revised by R. C. Cox

the lighthouse at Fleetwood , on the Wyre in Morecambe Bay. In the summer of 1844 a screw-pile lighthouse, serving also as a pilot station, was successfully placed by him in Carrickfergus Bay in Belfast Lough , but his attempt to construct a similar lighthouse on the Kish Bank , between Dublin Bay and Wicklow , proved unsuccessful. He also constructed, in the summer of 1847, a substantial screw-pile jetty at Courtown harbour on the coast of co. Wexford. This was followed by lighthouses in Dundalk Bay (1849) and near Cobh in Cork harbour (1852)

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1753 in Lancaster , the son of Gyles Heysham , shipowner, and Anne Cumming , daughter of a substantial yeoman ‘statesman farmer’ of Holme, Westmorland. The Heyshams were a junior branch of the Cornet (later Gernet) family, ancient lords of the manor of Heysham parish, Morecambe Bay. Heysham was educated in the Quaker school at Yealand , near Burton, Westmorland , followed by apprenticeship to Mr Parkinson , surgeon, at Burton, Westmorland , from 1769 to 1774, while being tutored in classics and mathematics by D. R. Hutton , the vicar of Burton. He

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proved ' not too cashful ' ( H. Chance Newton , Idols of the Halls , 1975, 89 ), Holland moved in 1887 to the new frontier of mass entertainments, Blackpool. Despite the timidity of fellow directors, his enterprising management of the Winter Gardens (and a similar operation in Morecambe ) achieved popular and financial success and he commissioned the town's new opera house. Holland drove himself hard and died at his home, 46 Park Road, Blackpool , on 29 December 1895, following a talent scouting trip to the USA , his personal finances reportedly in a mess. He

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wild, but containing striking and original thoughts ' ( W. S. Jevons , Papers and Correspondence of W. S. Jevons , ed. R. D. C. Black , 4, 1977, 275–6 ). In 1836 Rooke's enthusiasm for political economy died a death when he met Hyde Clarke , promoter of a railway to link Morecambe Bay with west Cumberland. Strongly backing this project for its potential to open up the undeveloped region of Furness , Rooke threw himself into the practical study of geology. Over a number of years he trudged most of the mountain districts north of the River Trent , including

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Londonderry and Coleraine Railway in Ireland. This involved the construction of embankments under difficult conditions across Rosse's Bay in the River Foyle. Brunlees's success here helped him obtain the appointment as engineer to the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway. This scheme was promoted by the Brogden family of contractors and ironmasters, as were several of Brunlees's later works. It involved embankments across Morecambe Bay , and iron viaducts on screw-pile foundations across the Leven and Kent estuaries. Brunlees freely acknowledged the help of

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J. M. Rigg

revised by Megan A. Stephan

volumes of imaginary letters entitled Selections from the Correspondence of R. E. H. Greyson, Esq. (the pseudonym being an anagram for his own name) published in 1857, and running to a third edition, published in 1861. His health failing, Rogers retired in 1871 to Silverdale, Morecambe Bay , and in 1873 he moved to Pennal Tower , near Machynlleth , where he died on 20 August 1877. His remains were interred in St Luke's churchyard, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. His widow died in 1891, having endowed scholarships in memory of her husband at the Lancashire Independent

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a substantial part of the new town of Fleetwood, Lancashire , which he sought to make into a busy port and trans-shipment centre on a combined rail–sea route to Scotland. In this interest, he also invested in coastal steamships and purchased land on the opposite shore of Morecambe Bay , but the opening of the inland Lancaster and Carlisle Railway in 1846–7 reduced the attractiveness of the Fleetwood route. It is likely that Smith lost money on many of these speculative investments. By the 1860s he appears to have withdrawn from most business except a d

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ladies' 100 yards breaststroke champion. In 1916 she held the first world record for the 150 yards backstroke using the traditional English version of breaststroke leg kick on the back and the double overarm action. She also became well known for open-water swims such as the Morecambe cross bay championship, the Mersey mile championship, the London two hours race, the Preston to Lytham race ( 9 miles ), and the Preston to Freckleton race ( 6 miles ), all of which she won. The cancellation of the Olympic games in 1916, owing to the war, and then the lack

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H. B. Grimsditch

revised by Alan Powers

space and in creating it for figures to be sent dancing and swinging in ballet movement across the walls. Eric Ravilious, 1903–1942 , exhibition catalogue The murals were destroyed by bombing. Ravilious painted others at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe , in 1933, now lost through water damage, and in the Pier Pavilion, Colwyn Bay , 1935, now also lost. Throughout his life Ravilious painted watercolours, mostly of rural scenes, buildings, and machinery, and occasionally of interiors, to which he gave a quality of imaginative intensity. The technique that he and Bawden

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to science and literature. He died on 23 November 1848 at New Street, Spring Gardens, London , and was buried in the Pratt Street cemetery, Camden Town. His friends and admirers erected a memorial to him (modelled on the Eddystone lighthouse ) on Hoad Hill at the head of Morecambe Bay and overlooking his birthplace, in 1851. Of Barrow's children, the eldest son was George Barrow (1806–1876) , while the second son, John Barrow ( 1808–1898 ) , most closely mirrored his father's career. He was born on 28 June 1808, educated at Charterhouse , and entered