Morecambe Townscape Heritage Initiative 2 - A View For Eric
A View for Eric
The Morecambe Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI 2) – ‘A View for Eric’ is a five year Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme to help improve the Victorian and art deco buildings in the heart of the town and some of the streets and spaces surrounding them.
MORECAMBE TOWN CENTRE WINDOW DRESSING COMPETITION 10 MAY 2013 - 24 MAY 2013
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT SO FAR?
The Morecambe Town Centre Window Dressing Competition has started with many of the shops in the town centre helping to bring the sunshine to the high street and the prom!
THI2 Window Display created by Made You Look! visual display experts as part of the Window Dressing Masterclass
A total of 18 shops have taken part in this years competition and a gallery of the entries can be seen below. The gallery is of course no substitute for the real thing and we encourage all to come and see these shop front showstoppers and reward them for their efforts. A list of the entrants and a suggested walking route for the displays is as follows:
1. Classic Gifts and Engraving, 308 Marine Road Central
2. LZ Boutique, 277 Marine Road Central
3. 13 The Warehouse, 13 Queen Street
4. Little Shop of Hobbies, Pedder Street
5. Bealybobs, 18 Pedder Street
6. Style 17, 17 Pedder Street
7. Fancy That, 38 Pedder Street
8. Wrapture Gifts Ltd, 3-5 Anderton Road
9. Jerome Celebrations, 48 Euston Road
10. Sue Ryder, 64 Euston Road
11. Herbert Brown Jewellers, 51 Euston Road
12. Cancer Research UK, 31 Euston Road
13. Barnado’s, 34 Euston Road
14. The Welcome Café, Arndale Centre
15. Eric’s Café, 245 Marine Road Central
16. The Pottery Basement, Skipton Street
17. Northern Relics, 231-233 Marine Road Central
18. Festival Market
Take a look at the shops and businesses in our gallery who have Dressed to Impress for Eric
The competition runs from the 10th May - 24th May 2013. Judging took place on th 14th May (Eric's 87th birthday) and the winners will be announced in the Visitor on 21st May.
Take a look a look at the judges visiting the shops and business
Thank you to all the shops and businesses who have taken part!
To find out more details about the competition and the Window Dressing Masterclass that took place please visit our Skills and Training page.
Monday 14th May 2012 was a special day for Morecambe, and not just because it would have been Eric Morecambe’s 86th birthday.
The day saw the launch of the town’s second Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI 2) – ‘A View for Eric’, a five year Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme to help improve the Victorian and art deco buildings in the heart of the town and some of the streets and spaces surrounding them.
Funding of £1.248 million has been made available towards this project from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lancaster City Council.
The focus of THI 2 is to create a view in front of the Eric Morecambe statue that will complement the stunning views of the bay which serve as his backdrop, and will complement other regeneration initiatives to further revitalise the town as a place to live, work and play.
Building improvement grants are available to targeted properties within the western end of the conservation area, and will be accompanied by a wide range of training opportunities involving everyone from schools, colleges, property owners, local builders and craftsmen to architects. This will include heritage education and skills workshops, as well as sustainable business and retail training.
THI 2 will continue the success of the first Morecambe THI, which saw the restoration of key listed buildings such as the Midland Hotel and Mona House, along with almost 70 residential and commercial properties throughout Poulton.
Further information about THI2 and the grants available.