Old Silverdale: The loveliest spot on Morecambe Bay

1 customer review


A warm and vivid picture of life in Silverdale over the last century, shown in old pictures, photographs and postcards.

Out of stock


This wonderful collection of images of old Silverdale is certain to appeal to everyone who knows this ‘lovely spot on Morecambe Bay’. Using not only postcards but also many photographs from local family archives, author Rod Ireland paints a warm and vivid picture of life in Silverdale over the last century. Each image is accompanied by a richly informative caption, providing the perfect balance of words and pictures. Old Silverdale is above all about people; about how they lived, worked and enjoyed themselves in a different era. Although much has changed in this charming seaside village, its attractive streets, dappled woodlands and stunning shoreline are every bit as popular today as they ever have been, with residents and visitors alike.

  • Price: £9.99
  • Imprint: Palatine Books
  • ISBN: 978 1 910837 07 8
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Extent: 208 pages
  • Format: 243mm x 169mm
  • Illustrations: over 300
  • BIC code: HBJ
  • Category: Local history
  • Audience: General
  • Pub. date: 17 November 2016
  • Author: Rod J. Ireland


1 review for Old Silverdale: The loveliest spot on Morecambe Bay

  1. Caroline Reece, Waterstones, Kendal

    Arriving in his father’s Triumph Renown, Rod Ireland first visited Silverdale in 1950 and was a little disappointed at the lack of use his bucket and spade would have! His interest in geology, however, kept him returning to UK’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and he now lives in the village.

    This wonderful collection of old photographs has been put together with the support of many local people who have allowed their family archives to be reproduced. From a maypole dance on Woodlands Field to the Quarrymen of Trowbarrow, from the arrival of the railway to the first foundation stones of the school, family life and celebrations of all aspects of Silverdale’s history are explored. Along with informative captions detailing the history, it takes us back to forgotten times and the growth of this special seaside village.

Add a review