I have lived in Skelmersdale for over thirty years and have a keen interest in the history of the town and its development. I am slowly compiling a history of the new town and am currently researching the period immediately after the designation in 1962 up to the collapse of industry when the big 5 employers left the town. Do you have a story to tell, documents or photos from around this period? If so, I should love to hear from you. email@example.com
Skem library celebrates its 40th anniversary in February 2018. Watch this space for details of commemorative events the library will be hosting.
My book Skelmersdale. A New Town in the Making: Part One. From Fantasy to First Brick is now in its second print run and available with free delivery to local addresses by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also available on Amazon.
This and other images of the old abandoned farmhouse on Crow Lane, inspired the setting for my novel, Consider The Lilies
Hope Island, a positive image for the future of Skem. Skelmersdale Writers Group chose this image for the cover of their anthology Tales of a New Town. Copies are now all sold out so if you have one, treasure it, it's a collector's item.. Read more about it here