MEN OF THE MOSS Page
Marton Moss in the 18th
century. Marton Mere. Practical jokes.
Old customs — May Boughing and
Jolly-Ladding. 19th century
THE MELLINGS, AN OLD FISHING FAMILY
Wresting a living from the
sea. The lifeboat. Cottage life at the
Lytham Manor (now St.
KILLING THE PIG 24
"Fleet" Parkinson, the Marton
Moss pig-sticker, visits Kiln House Farm, St. Annes.
BOISTEROUS FARMER JOHNNY AND HIS
GENTLE MARTHA 29
Memories of Johnny Singleton
and his family of Kiln House Farm.
THE WHITEWASHED SCHOOL AT HEYHOUSES
An inundation of the sea,
1720. Cottage lessons for poor girls. New
schoolhouse, 1869. Memories of
a hundred years ago.
IN SERVICE WITH THE OLD SQUIRE
Heyhouses scholars in the
1890's. The Anyon family. First Lytham-
Blackpool railway, 1863.
Building of St. Annes Church. The old
Squire. A settled way of
THREE BACHELORS OF BALLAM
The Whiteside brothers of
Bridge Farm, Ballam.
A LITTLE COUNTRY STATION
Moss Side Station in Victorian
JACK AND JINNY 59
An old Moss Side
THE SHOOTING PARTY 62
The Twelfth Night Shooting
Party at Bray's Farm, Moss Side.
ROLLING STONES 65
Tramps, Tinkers, Bobbin-Women,
Pedlars, Beggars and Musicians.
CAMPING THE NEIGHBOURS 70
Memories 0f visits to an old
Moss Side couple.
THE WEEKLY SHOPPING EXPEDITION INTO
From Moss Side to Lytham by
horse and long-cart. Tommy and
Margaret Harrison of Moss Side
THE PACKMAN 79
"Owd Duffy" and "Young Duffy".
The Packman's rounds through
SIXTEEN TO A COTTAGE 81
Marton Moss memories of the
"Fleet" Parkinsons of "The Home-
stead". Life in service at
South Heys Farm, Ansdell. Candlemas
contracts. The Sparrow
FOLDS FARM, BETWEEN THE SHOVELS AND
MAD NOOK 89
The old Moss lingo. Folds Farm
and the Cartmell family. "Owd
Bonk". Aunt Grace, the moss
midwife. Family life at the farm.
Dances in the shippon. Local
characters. Old Betsy Goose. Tall
clocks and low
CROSS SLACK FARM AND HAMLET,
The last of the old
cobble-and-thatch homesteads in Lytham St.Annes. Gilletts Farm and Hamlet Life.
Lytham in the 1830's
Shrimper's wife at the cottage
door, Clifton Street, Lytham, in the late 1860's
Fancy Lodge, Heyhouses
Hawker on the Moss. Pen sketch
by Marjorie H. Snowden
Eaves, Farm, Church Road, St.
Annes, from a water colour by Walter Eastwood
Tied Farm Cottages, Twiggy
Lane, St. Annes in 1907, from a watercolour by Harold Partington
A country group at Kellamergh,
near Warton, early in the century
St. Annes in 1885 with fishing
Mellings' Cottages. Photograph
by Frank Dean
Martha (Mrs. Johnny Singleton)
and the servant-woman at the rear of Kiln House Farm
Kiln House Farm today.
Photograph by Frank Dean
"Bonk" Wade in his 83rd
Cottages, Staining. Pen sketch by Marjorie H. Snowden
The Old Whitewashed School,
Thatching at Fancy Lodge,
"Noah's Ark" (Cross Lane Farm),
Cottage of "Owd
Jemmy Cakes". Photograph by Frank Dean
Shepherd Lodge. Photograph by Frank
"Owd Pey Bob's" cottage,
Bridge Farm, Ballam. Photograph by
The Hay Cart
Folds Farmhouse, Marton Moss.
Pen sketch by John Green
Thatching at Ballam
Hambleton Peg and Post Windmill. Pen
sketch by D. A. Leigh.
Single-track railway line, Wrea Green
to Bradkirk. Photographed in 1928 by J. E. N. Ashworth.
Old Railway Hotel, Lytham, with
original Preston-and-Wyre terminus. Photograph by Frank Dean.
Last steam train to stop at
Moss Side and Wrea Green. Photograph by Frank Dean.
Shell Hill Cottages, Saltcotes.
Photograph by Dr. Gerald Sumner.
Neddy and Granny Fisher at the door
of their Cross Slack Cottage.
Old Shovels Inn and Folds Row
Cottages, Marton Moss.
Dun Cottage, Marton Moss. Photograph
by Frank Dean.
Cross Slack Farm, St. Annes.
Photograph by Frank Dean.
Keeper's (Nancy's) Cottage, Division Lane, St.
Annes, from a pen sketch
by Peter C. Miller.
Singleton Windmill in the 1920's.