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Gerrard & Adams put Warehouse up for sale as they invest in Liverpool venture

Warehouse Restaurant up for Sale   Paul said: “It was a tough decision to make to sell and I have many happy memories of my years at The Warehouse. In business you have to make decisions and sometimes tough decisions. I feel very strongly that the person/people who take over from me will share the same passion… Read more »


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VIDEO: A little bit about The Cheshire Lines Pub in King Street Southport

April 4th, 2015 in News, Past

The Cheshire Lines Pub in King Street is the oldest Pub in Southport Town centre it was originally called The Cross Keys Inn, dating back to 1817, the building behind the Cheshire Lines was called The Horse & Jockey, it changed its name to The Cheshire Lines around 1890. The The ‘Chesh’ is considered to… Read more »


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VIDEO: Wayfarers Shopping Arcade Is A Southport Family Business

February 27th, 2015 in News, Past

By: Tom Duffy Most shopping arcades or centres are owned by financial institutions or large property companies, and can be quite remote from their tenant shops and the customers who visit the Arcade. This is very definitely not the case with the Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, as it is owned by a family business, now in… Read more »


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Andrew Ridgeley of ‘Wham’ in Southport

January 26th, 2015 in Past

Andrew Ridgeley of the 80’s pop group ‘Wham’ visited Southport over the weekend and was photographed leaving the Vincent hotel this morning (Monday 6th April 2009). Yesterday he watched Man United beat Aston Villa 3-2 at Old Trafford. The keen 13 handicap golfer will be playing a round of golf on a local course before… Read more »


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VIDEO: How Southport Marine Lake Has Changed

January 22nd, 2015 in Past, Uncategorized

BELOW: Marine Lake Bridge BELOW: Looking North from Marine Lake Bridge BELOW: Three Bridges of Marine Lake Below is aerial footage taken from summer 2014 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews


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Norwood Road School Reunion (Friday 17th April 2015)

January 12th, 2015 in News, Notices, Past

A school reunion is to take place on Friday 17th April 2015 for the class of 1968 Norwood Road School leavers.  The group last got together in 2002 when many came from overseas just to be reunited with old class mates. This year’s venue to be confirmed. Watch this space for updates etc …………………………………………………………………………………………………… Norwood Road School… Read more »


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Help name these High Parkers Southport

September 15th, 2014 in Past

High Parkers Southport Does anyone remember these faces from High Park, Southport? Photo taken about 1970? Left to right: Barry Burton, don’t know, don’t know, Gordon Burton Snr,  Chris Ladel, Mr Charnock FOR MORE SOUTHPORT PAST PHOTOGRAPHS HIT THE PAST TAB IN THE MAIN OTS NEWS NAVIGATION BAR Click: http://www.otsnews.co.uk/past/ Submit News Contact us with your… Read more »


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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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Never seen before images of Liverpool taken during the WW2 blitz

May 6th, 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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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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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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