Hesketh Bank is a small agricultural village in
Lancashire. It lies to the north-east of the town of Southporton the Irish Sea estuaryof the River Ribble. The area falls under West Lancashire District Council for administrative purposes, and Hesketh-with-Becconsall parish councilfor parochial matters. It is in the South Ribble parliamentary constituency.
Hesketh Bank lies just to the north of the larger village of
Tarletonand the small villages of North Meols. In common with these, its position on the West Lancashire coastal plain has left it with a rich soil suitable for the farming of flowers and vegetables - this is still the main economic activity in the area. Furthermore, its location just off the A59 Southportto Prestonroad has meant it has also developed as a commuter town.
Due to its geographical location, close to the cities of
Prestonand Liverpool, the village suffered during the Second World War. Stray bombs hit the old church in 1943, and landed along Becconsall Lane, causing extensive damage to the housing there. Hesketh Bank railway stationwas once a stop on the West Lancashire Railway(which ran between Preston and Southport), but the line proved unsuccessful and was shut in 1964.
The village is home to football, cricket and badminton clubs, a brass band and the
West Lancashire Light Railway.
* [http://www.heskethbank.com/index.html Hesketh Bank website]
* [http://www.hwbpc.org.uk/ Hesketh Bank-with-Becconsall Parish council website]
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