Letters Patent appointing a Guide across the Sands
The first guide across the potentially treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay was appointed by the Duchy of Lancaster on 29 January 1548.
In 2011, we contributed £1000 towards the cost of this George II parchment document appointing John Carter junior in 1728. This document was in poor condition when it arrived and has been given conservation treatment by preservation staff at Lancashire Archives
Available for everyone to enjoy at Lancashire Archives.
Reference: DP 526