Welcome to the Bay Tales website


Bay Tales is a collection of stories that record and celebrate many aspects of life in and around Morecambe Bay, a large feature of the coastline of North West England. Click here to see a map of the area.

The stories are presented on this website as part of "Bay Tales Online" a 360 degree panorama of Morecambe Bay where approximated geography and the past and present have been mixed together to create an animated montage of this special and unique place.

Longline Illustration
Longline Illustration by John Fox

Bay Tales is part of Longline, Welfare State International’s three year project, a community artwork that explores the mythology, ecology, people and industries of Morecambe Bay.

Longline has generated performances, installations, photographs, lectures, exhibitions, songs and poetry that will culminate in the spring of 2006 with a Carnival Opera. Some of the personal stories from Bay Tales have already been used as source material for these different art works.

The Bay Tales project has also been made into a book featuring the stories alongside the photographs by Ania Grom –Yoncali and illustrations by John Fox.

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