Southport featured in the Guardian

What’s going for it? If Southport were a person, she’d be my granny. Plain talking, loves a good time, bit posh, magnificent frontage. Southport hasn’t declined, like so many here today, gone tomorrow seaside resorts. But it does have an air of a Britain shuffling off its mortal coil when the last of the pre-1970s package holiday generation shuffles off with it. Like my granny. Granny used to holiday here with her mum and dad, redoubtable middle-class butchers from Rochdale. But then she discovered Rome, and Southport never got a look-in again

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