The Story of the Great
Ice-Age in the Ribble Valley and the Fylde
Rev. L. J. Shackleford
Hardback: 100 Pages
Publisher: Advance Press (1908)
Despite the title, the book was
written in the "popular style" for the general public and even
today is easy to understand and very informative. Sadly, the
book is extremely rare.
Reverend Lewis J. Shackleford was the Honarary Secretary of the Conchological Society
of Great Britain and Ireland.
In the early 1900s his residence was "Taranaki", Vernon Avenue,
first portion of the book was originally published as a penny pamphlet under
the title "Blackpool in the Long-Ago" and was intended to supply interesting
information about the Blackpool glacial deposits, in a popular form, suited to the
book contains the following
1. The Eagberg, Bispham.
2. Bispham-Norbreck Beach. Ice Scratched boulder from the
cliff 24x21 inches.
3. The Cliffs Bispham-Norbreck Beach, showing the
boulder clay and middle sands.
4. Consolidated sand & shingle near the Gynn.
(similar to the one which formed the pedestal fo the sun-dial in St.John's
5. Near the Gynn. Curiously shaped mass of
consolidated sand & shingle .
6. Rock near the Gynn.
7. The Carlin Stone.
8. Submerged forest, Rossall Beach.