Consider The Lilies
Skelmersdale: A New Town in the Making
Local history
Skelmersdale Writers

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. writeme@carolfenlon.com


Skem library celebrates its 40th anniversary in February 2018. Watch this space for details of commemorative events the library will be hosting.

Also talks are afoot to revive the Skelmersdale Heritage Society. At present it
s early days but more info will be posted with further developments.

Some impressive plans are being published for the regeneration of the Tawd valley park and if the  funding can be raised it looks to be an exciting project and one that is much needed to  give the town some central recreatipnal space.  A meeting to discuss the plans and the next steps will be held at West lancashire college on the 18th January 7pm  Find out more here

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 writeme@carolfenlon.com.  Also available on Amazon.


Ormskirk Road

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