Events in and around Heysham Date AD Notable events
     
 

1800

Slave trade abolished in British Empire. AD1807

J.M.W. Turner visited Heysham and made sketches for Heysham and Cumberland Mountains.AD 1816

1810

 
 

1820

 

Heysham Tithe Map and Valuation Schedule.
AD 1838

Heysham Hall constructed on site of an existing building. AD 1839

1830

Tithe Commutation Act. AD 1836


Morecambe Harbour and Railway Company formed. AD 1848

1840

 

Birth of Heysham artist William Woodhouse. AD 1857

   

North aisle of St Peter’s Church added. AD 1864

1860

The West Coast Main Line opens. AD 1869

 

1870

 

 The name Morecambe officially adopted for the new town. AD 1889

1880

Elementary Education Act passed, making primary education compulsory in England and Wales.
AD 1880

The Matchless Tragedy. AD 1894

Midland Railway Company purchased land for the construction of the new harbour at Heysham. AD 1897

1890

 

 

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