Oct 29

Public Transport

Skelmersdale’s first Ambulance Service maintained & operated by Mr Richard Gardner from his home in Marchbank Road. In addition, the first horse drawn Fire Engine was also based here, on the wall of the house was  the sign “Fire Station”.  The house built by Richard stands to-day and is home to his grt grandaughter, daughter of William & Evelyn Gardner.

Oct 28

skem heritage

it is rumoured that the council are developing the land opposite the war memorial in old skem and making it into some kind of remeberence of skelmersdales mining heritage. Does anybody know if this is true and have the heritage society had any input into this.