"a walk in skippool creek"
By Geoff Plant
5 Feb 2013
We discovered SKIPPOOL CREEK when we moved FLEETWOOD on the west coast of ENGLAND. The river wyre runs into morcambe bay passed fleetwood our town. We love to walk on the beach and along the river WYRE in the STANNAH PARK .A brief history of SKIPPOOL CREEK copied from history--Tucked away in a bend in the Wyre estuary stands Skippool Creek.Close your eyes and you could be in a bend in the Mississippi in a scene that has little changed since the 1900′s.
It was first settled by the Saxons ,its name deriving from the Saxon word skiffs.
The area came to prominence in the 1700′s when it was the main port on the River Wyre before the development of Fleetwood.
Ships of up to 200 tonnes would unload cargoes from around the world with flax and cotton for the Lancashire mills.
It was also renowned as a centre for cockfighting as well as being a haunt for smugglers and press gangs looking for recruits for the Royal navy.
The Wyre estuary also contains lots of wild life and at SKIPPOOL lots of MAN-MADE rickety mooring for boats of all shapes and sizes.Many of the boats are abandoned wrecks as are the moorings. I think this is due to the fact it is TIDAL. As we walk around here we try to imagine what adventures these boats have been on.There are just a few images below of the many pictures we took