Instead, we’ll concentrate on the village itself whose origins lie somewhere in Neolithic times, as stone axes and hammer heads have been found in the area. Some of these artefacts suggest that this area might have been an ancient burial ground or ‘barrow’. The cliff top area is still known as the ‘Barrows’.
The village itself has attractive old cottages , some dating to the 17th century, and Victorian houses. When I used to visit Heysham as a child, it was famous for its ‘Nettle Beer’, a non-alcoholic ‘beer’ brewed originally by Granny Hutchinson in a small cottage on the main street. I remember tasting it once – but not liking it very much!