The Story of the Solway

chapter nine

Changing times

The past: why Moricambe Bay was also known as Hudson Bay – the result of events during World War II.


The present: wildfowling on the saltmarshes and merses, when the migrant geese have arrived: why do wildfowlers do it – and why some attitudes have recently changed.


The future: tidal power schemes and their effect on the Firth. What is it that we ‘want’ from the Solway? What sort of a place should this be?

As the child in Simon Armitage’s poem asks, ‘If I breathed the word’ ….