All hail Rosmic island!

Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names
Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names

We hereby name this island!

Jetskiers Ross Spence and Micah Jebb have laid claim to a mysterious bank of shingle off the Fleetwood coast.

Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names

Micah Jebb from Poulton, and Ross Spence, from Thornton lay claim to the shingle bank by naming it Rosmic Island - a mix of their names

The Gazette reported earlier this year how a bank of shingle and stone has emerged from the sea and appears to be a permanent addition to the geography of the area.

Various theories abound as to its origin – ranging from a shift in the natural sediments to the resurfacing of stones from an ancient Roman port.

It has become a mini-tourist attraction for jetskiers and boaters – and now Ross, from Thornton, and Micah, from Poulton, have made a tongue-in-cheek attempt to claim it for themselves.

Admiralty charts from 1700 show there has always been a bank which is called Kingscar Bank, but nothing has been visible until the last few months.