Peter Shakeshaft

Peter Shakeshaft was born in St Anne's in 1942, the town where his parents had come to live in the early 1920s. In 1958 he went to live at Freckleton, but in 1967 returned to St Anne's, where he still resides with his wife Maureen. He was educated at King Edward VII School, Lytham, and after leaving school he worked for the Department for National Savings for thirty-seven years.He has had a lifelong interest in history and following early retirement in 1995 began to research the history of Freckleton. His book, The History of Freckleton was published by Carnegie Publishing in 2001, and also featured on the BBC local history website. In the same year he began his research into the history of the Heyhouses farming community, and the rise and progress of the modern town of St Anne's on the Sea.