Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

My home town: Heywood, Lancashire UK


A cool aerial video posted on the Remembering Heywood facebook page which I found today.
I just had to share it with you:

Published on 24 Jun 2013

Aerial video uploaded by Jefferson Lord, entitled “Monkey Town by Air

Aerial video of Heywood, I will be adding more clips from the skycam ongoing weather permitting, most of this clip was shot at 5.30-7am in the morning so unfortunately the lighting isn’t ideal , video was made using a gopro3 camera on-board my quadcopter which is being flown by radio control. the video stream is fed back to me live as i fly so its almost like being in the flight deck of a real aircraft, the quadcopter has gps and the facility to return home to its takeoff point and land itself in the event of a problem.

You may wonder at the name “Monkey Town” and there have been several reasons behind that even going so far as saying that bar stool seats had holes in them so the Heywood monkeys could put their tails through them. But we believe the reality is that it may have once been referred to as “Heap Town” and because of the local accent it sounded more like “ape town” – hence the name Monkey Town.

And the triangular area marked in black on this photograph is where I used to live. My house was in the facing row where you can some of the houses painted white. That’s the back of the houses with the grassed area in the middle. The mill you can see in the left of the freeze frame are Mutual Mills made up from several buildings with a water lodge in the middle.

Where I used to live

Where I used to live

More information about Heywood here

Heywood, Lancashire UK

Heywood, Lancashire UK


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “My home town: Heywood, Lancashire UK

  1. Hi Michelle,
    My name is Sheila Inquanti nee Burton ( a cousin of your mum, you may or may not remember me visiting your house when you were much younger ) I have been trying to locate her for some time could you pass my details on to her I would love to get back in touch. I have been in the US since 1968.
    Thanks and I hope all is well with you

    • Hi Sheila

      I think I do recall you – you may have gone to live in the Bronx some years ago, is that right?
      But then you moved on elsewhere…
      But, just to be on the safe side – can you email me directly and give my your contact details along with my Mum’s first name?
      I speak to my parents every Sunday.
      Many thanks

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