Two fascinating talks take place in November to help people learn more about the fantastic Sefton coast.

The events are organised through the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme which is externally funded mainly by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with support from other sources and members of the Sefton Coast Partnership.

People can hear about the coastline’s perilous past and discover how mighty ships met their doom in local waters.

The Shipwrecks On Our Coast event takes place on Wednesday, November 14, at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre, starting at 7pm.

The following week, residents can enjoy an illustrated talk about the changing fortunes of Formby asparagus which recently featured in TV’s Great British Food Revival.

Andrew Brockbank, from the National Trust, leads this event on Thursday, November 22, at St Luke’s Church Meeting Room, Formby, at 7pm.

Fiona Sunners, from the Landscape Partnership Scheme, said: “These free events give a fascinating and contrasting insight into aspects of our local coastline.

Please contact us in advance to reserve your place.”

Book for either event on 0151 934 2964 or email

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