HMS Morecambe Bay sails into Morecambe Town Hall
HMS Morecambe sails into Morecambe Town Hall
A model of HMS Morecambe Bay is to take pride of place at Morecambe Town Hall when it is presented to the Mayor of Lancaster later this month.
Doug Turk, Chairman of the HMS Morecambe Bay Association, contacted the council earlier this year offering the model of the ship to the city council for display at the town hall together with other memorabilia including the White Ensign flown by the ship whilst in action during the Korean war.
The radio controlled model was constructed by a member of the association who served on board during the Korean War in 1952. Construction of the model started in January 2003 and was completed in August the same year.
The model, White Ensign and other memorabilia will sit in a case alongside the ships bell which is already on display on the first floor landing at Morecambe Town Hall.
Doug said: “It is with great pleasure that the HMS Morecambe Bay Association is able to hand over memorabilia of the ship for display at Morecambe Town Hall.
"There are very few of the ship's company left now and those of us that are still here are well into our 80s. It is therefore reassuring for us to know that items we have treasured are now in safe hands and will provide an excellent historical record of the ship for visitors to Morecambe Town Hall for many years to come."
Coun Denwood, Mayor of Lancaster, said: "It will be wonderful to have a model of HMS Morecambe Bay and its White Ensign sitting alongside the ship's very own bell at Morecambe Town Hall, which in itself has already proved to be of great interest to those visiting the building.
"I am sure the collection will provide a fitting tribute to all those who bravely served their country on HMS Morecambe Bay for many years to come."
The model will be presented to the Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Sheila Denwood by John Gott OBE representing the HMS Morecambe Bay Association on July 18 at 12.30pm at Morecambe Town Hall.
Date Published: 16/07/12