Selmersdale’s Yesterdays

View images of Skelmersdale, a small mining town in West Lancashire, from times gone by - produced in four short episodes.

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3 thoughts on “Selmersdale’s Yesterdays

  1. Absolutely brilliant to experience Skem as it was and perhaps as I remember it,what strikes me is the one defining change which to me seems to be Sandy lane bloked off at the top virtually splitting the Town in two although I suppose there were many factors it would be interesting to listen to other aspects which affected Skem at the time.

  2. Wonderful. I so appreciate what you’ve done. I wanted to feel what my ancestors and their home was like. What better way to do it. Thank you .Great job.

  3. Ron Walker on December 8, 2013
    Hello, Thank you for all the work obviously put in to create this historic towns history. I married a Skelmersdale girl in 1971 and when we viewed the website together not only did she see many old friends but also herself and she was thrilled to bits. I got to know many of Josie’s family and a great bunch they where, we had many a good evening in the many pubs in Skelmersdale. There is a sad side to the towns history through the deaths of the many miners that died in pits collapsing and to this day they lay there with their Pit Pony’s.
    Lastly, This website should be used in schools so that the youngsters can be taught about the town they live in and also treat it with the respect it deserves.
    Once again thank you for all your hard work, and just to let you know that Josie and I had a great Sunday evening enjoying the sites and sounds of Old Skem.
    PS. The Skelmersdale Band should show itself more, most of us have seen very little of what we have been told, is a very talented band.

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