A memorial garden dedicated to Chinese victims of a major cockling disaster will be visited by the new Bishop of Blackburn.
Morecambe’s seafront Memorial Garden dedicated to the Chinese cocklers who tragically drowned in the Bay in February 2004 is high on the itinerary for Bishop Julian Henderson.
The garden was built by young volunteers from the Morecambe team of the Princes Trust in July 2007, with help from the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.
A plaque showing Laverne’s poem - “The Bay of Words” - has been built into the garden, which is on the promenade opposite Lubins and adjacent to the Lifeboat Institute.
Local councillor Ron Sands said: “I hope to suggest to the Bishop that with the 10th anniversary of the tragedy coming up next year, the diocese should encourage an annual open air service at the memorial.”