The “new” Wyre Light
A lot different from today.
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Is Fleetwood going to get a Seacat service to replace the Stena boats????
Alan Duggan has decided to take a back seat with the trust because of family reasons. It was thanks to Alan that we have developed the sites to their present level and formats, and his expertise, drive and willingness to assist was a great advantage to us, and he will be missed.
However, Alan has not gone completely and has kindly offered to assist on Lifeboat Day and other functions and, I know, if we get stuck we will always be able to call on his help.
In the future he may find that things have eased enough to allow him to return and there will always be a seat at the mess deck table for him.
On behalf of everyone at Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust i would like to wish you all a
Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
Fleetwood Development Trust have made a rival bid for a replacement for the burned out pier. The new building will be a Maritime Heritage Centre and will be for the benefit of tourists and local folk alike.
You may have seen the article in the local newspaper concerning the Maritime Heritage Centre that has been proposed for the site that the pier once stood on.
The Trust needs dedicated volunteers to take charge and drive this project forward and provide Fleetwood with a resource that will benefit the town as a whole.
As you will know, Joey Blower (who holds the lease on the site) has proposed building a hotel complex, a proposal that has been rejected by the town on more than one occasion. The Maritime Heritage Centre will be more in keeping with the current surrounding architecture and will celebrate Fleetwood’s nautical past as well as containing modern, forward looking projects.
We need to plan, negotiate and to secure finance to push this vital project forward so that the town’s links to the sea will not be forgotten.
If you are willing to help in any way, please contact Peter Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org (01253 872219)or Jim Porter at email@example.com (01772 452326) for further information.
The mainstay of a series of attractions will include the following.
- A rolling maritime heritage exhibition.
- A planetarium/cinema.
- A debating chamber for the newly formed Town Council (this will also be available to local interest groups for meetings and displays).
- A cafeteria/coffee shop.
- A viewing platform to allow visitors to make full use of the panoramic vista of Morecambe Bay.
Local schools will have the opportunity to participate in projects such as The Jason Project.
And much more.
Several large corporations have expressed interest in supporting the project and an artist’s impression shows the projected building.