Marsh Mill, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire. Marsh Mill was built as a corn mill in 1794. In 1930, two prospective buyers, Alice Baldwin and Mary Jane Bailey stepped onto the fantail platform which collapsed, and the women fell to their deaths.
THORNTON CLEVELEYS 20A - Skippool Creek
Skippool Creek, Thornton in Cleveleys, Lancashire. The name 'Skippool' comes from Anglo-Saxon word 'skiff' (boat). Skippool became the Wyre's main port in the 17th century and the influx of sailors inevitably turned it into a colourful area. It became known as a centre for cockfighting, smuggling, ale houses, prostitution and press gangs. Rumours remain of tunnels under the river. Sailing ships from around the world docked here to unload flax and cotton for the Lancashire mills and guano from Africa. Ships from the West Indies broughtrum, sugar and tobacco.
THORNTON CLEVELEYS 21B - Skippool Creek
Skippool Creek, Thornton in Cleveleys, Lancashire.