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SOUTHPORT’S GENTLEMEN OF ROCK’N’ROLL EVENING

July 8th, 2014 in News, Past

SOUTHPORT’S GENTLEMEN OF ROCK’N’ROLL EVENING The fine Art Deco building which houses the Municipal Golf Club Café played host to the second annual meeting of ‘Southport’s Gentlemen of Rock’n’Roll’, organised by Alexander Paton. D.J. Martin Hawkins impressed the guests by capturing the images of the artistes on a large TV screen as he played records… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Retired Southport Police Sergeant Winn

May 30th, 2014 in Past

Retired Southport Police Sergeant Winn Onthespot reporter bumped into retired Southport Police Constable PC Winn on Friday 30th May 2014. The 83-year-old is fit and well and enjoying his retirement. He is still active and enjoys gardening and sports. He takes this opportunity to wish all his former colleagues good health and happiness. Submit News Contact… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Arthur Woodhead Famous Army Stores

March 6th, 2014 in Past

Does anyone remember Arthur Woodhead from the Famous Army Stores Southport? Does anyone remember Arthur Woodhead who worked in the Famous Army Stores in Tulketh Street and later Eastbank Street, Southport during the 1960′s to 1980′s? Well the 85-year-old is alive and kicking! Arthur would just like to say a big hello to all his… Read more »


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Never seen before images of Liverpool taken during the WW2 blitz

January 31st, 2014 in News, Past

Never seen before images of Liverpool taken during the WW2 blitz, have been uncovered by Merseyside Police. These photos can be seen now in the following videos and photographs below: The negatives, found in a dusty envelope at Merseyside Police Headquarters, were taken as a record of bomb damage by the then Liverpool City Police…. Read more »


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Old video of The Beatles at Southport Floral Hall 1962

January 5th, 2014 in News, Past

Old video of The Beatles at Southport Floral Hall 1962 An old video of The Beatles has been uploaded to youtube. This was one of The Beatles’ final appearances at Southport Floral Hall. It took place on the day it was announced that The Beatles had been invited to appear on the Royal Command Performance…. Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) ‘Harry Boyle’ Footballer – Coach – Poet

December 5th, 2013 in Past

Born in Glasgow, Harry Boyle came to England in 1930 aged 6 and as a young man made his first football impact when he joined Manchester United playing for one full season (1946/47) in the North Eastern League with Merton Colliery. They contacted him to sign fulltime professional the day after he signed for Southport… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) SOUTHPORT GASHOLDER (1960 – 2009)

November 11th, 2013 in Past

Southport Past (OTS News) SOUTHPORT GASHOLDER (1960 – 2009) THE tallest landmark on the Southport skyline was demolished in 2009. The infamous Crowland Street gasometer was gradually dismantled over 10 months after standing strong for nearly 50 years. The news came as a relief to High Park householders living in the shadow of the iconic… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Electric Lizzie from Forest Road Southport

November 6th, 2013 in Past

Southport Past (OTS News) Electric Lizzie from Forest Road Southport Local author Ron Ellis remembers Electric Lizzie from when he was a kid. From age 12-17 he lived at his auntie’s shop in Forest Road, Southport next door to Booths the grocers on the corner and St Lukes Taxis and Blanche hairdressers on the other… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Memoirs of a Real Life Bomb Disposal Expert Captain Henry Beckingham from Southport

October 8th, 2013 in Past

Southport Past (OTS News) Memoirs of a Real Life Bomb Disposal Expert Captain Henry Beckingham from Southport Memoirs of a Real Life Bomb Disposal Expert from Southport Captain Henry Beckingham TD.RE  was eighty five years-old (in 2004). He lived in Birkdale and wrote a book for the “German Occupation Museum” about the part he played in the British Army… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) The Builders Supply Eastbourne Road Southport

September 29th, 2013 in News, Past

Southport Past (OTS News) The Builders Supply Eastbourne Road Southport The Builders Supply on Eastbourne Road, Southport, was knocked down on 12th January 2002 to make way for new houses. After the builders supply closed down in the 80′s the premises was used for different business, once a bath showroom and later The Tile Wizzard Company…. Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Southport Fire Station 1862 – 2013

September 24th, 2013 in News, Past

Southport Past (OTS News) Southport Fire Station 1862-2013 Southport Fire Station  A Brief History   1862 – 2004   By: Station Officer Phil Wakefield In The Beginning   Quote from a newspaper report in 1845.   “on 28th September, fire broke out on the Promenade and as the town has no fire brigade, a horse man… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) John Duncans tobacconists and gift shop 1985-2013

September 23rd, 2013 in News, Past

Southport Past (OTS News) John Duncans tobacconists and gift shop 1985-2013 Lord Street tobacconists and gift shop John Duncan’s closed its doors for the last time on Saturday 21st September 2013. Three generations of the Duncan family worked in the Lord Street tobacconists and gift shop John Duncan, died in 2004 so his wife Diane… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) War Time Theatre plays in Southport

September 20th, 2013 in News, Past

Southport Past (OTS News) War Time Theatre plays in Southport OTS News.co.uk has come across these war time photographs taken in Southport in 1942. Its a stage play but can you shed any light where the photographs were taken? Some suggest it was at Southport Little Theatre (Southport Dramatic Club) but they only presented 3… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Home to Hartley Jam Producers Oxford Road Southport

September 18th, 2013 in Past

Southport Past (OTS News) Home to Hartley Jam Producers Oxford Road Southport In 2003 an application was put forward to demolish two houses in Birkdale. No 11, Oxford Road, a splendid Victorian property once owned by the Hartley family (famous jam producers). The family also had connections with Southport maternity hospital. The other house next door was a corner… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Southport Zoo 1967-2004

September 17th, 2013 in Past

Southport Past (OTS News) Southport Zoo 1967-2004 Southport Zoo was a 6-acre zoological garden in Southport, Merseyside. World famous Southport Zoo finally closed it’s doors for the final time on Friday 23rd July 2004. Owners Doug and Carol Petrie spent the last thirty five years building up a varied collection of animals all living in… Read more »


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Southport Past (OTS News) Circus Parade Lord Street 1960′s

September 17th, 2013 in Past

Southport Past (OTS News) Circus Parade Lord Street 1960′s The circus parade often came to sunny Southport up until about 1960. Elephants, zebras, horses and many other animals would parade throughout Southport town centre during the summer months. Please email in your old photographs of Southport to press@otsnews.co.uk Submit News  Contact us with your community,… Read more »


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