MARTIN MERE Lancashire's Lost Lake

by W G Hale and Audrey Coney
with contributions from Bill Pick and Alan Whittaker

This fascinating book tells the story of Martin Mere both in terms of its geomorphology and natural history and from the standpoint of the people who have made their homes and their living on its banks. Drawing on archive material and published sources, the authors describe the origins and prehistory of the Mere before examining the various efforts to drain it for usable land. The place names, traditions and inhabitants of the Mere are also considered, and the book closes with speculations on what the future might hold for Lancashire's lost lake.


Martin Mere was published in 2005 by Liverpool University Press,
with assistance from the Birkdale and Ainsdale historical Research Society.
Price 14.95 softback
ISBN 0-85323-749-2

This book is not available from the Society;
to buy a copy, please contact your bookseller, or the publisher

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