Saturday 10th December 2011 ko 3.00pm
OXFORD UNITED 0
Entry (centre of main stand) £21
Pie, Peas, and Gravy £3
This was one of the now rare occasions when I could be both an Oxford United fan and a groundhopper!
Morecambe on the North Lancashire coast actually takes its name from the 190 mile bay on which it lies, its former name being Poulton-le-Sands. That name is a good reference to the sandflats, where cockle-picking remains a business. Its there that at least 21 Chinese cocklepickers drowned in February 2004, trapped by the fast tide.
On a happier note, in 2010 Morecambe was noted as having the most dog lovers in the UK, but no mention of the town is complete without reference to its most famous son, comedian Eric Morecambe, whose statue is a landmark on the seafront. Continue reading