ICE PRESIDENT Sir Alan Cockshaw returned to one of his childhood holiday haunts earlier this month when he visited Morecambe in his home county of Lancashire.
Cockshaw took a stroll along the resorts breezy seafront and was shown sea defence and seafront improvement works started in 1990 and due for completion next year.
Other highlights of his Presidential visit to the North West included a new national Mormon temple complex designed by Building Design Partnership and due to be completed by Laing in May.
Cockshaw viewed various road improvement schemes involved in the regeneration of Salford and Trafford Park. He also unveiled a plaque commemorating the refurbishment and fixing of the Trafford Road swing bridge originally built in 1894.
A special presentation was made to local member Brian Crossley during North Western associations annual dinner, to recognise his long service to the Institution. Cockshaw and Crossley were elected on the same day to the associations graduates and students committee in 1958. More recently, Crossley has served as a territorial Council member and is helping the ICE to organise civil engineering training and qualifications in Bangladesh.