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Ormskirk Motorfest – an unqualified success

As a youngster I remember a red E type Jaguar with some fondness. It was a coupe and was always parked neatly in the same place, presumably near the owners place of work. In a relatively modest town it stood out like … Continue reading

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The Aussie rocket tells it as it is

With the Athletic World Championships in Daegu the time zone makes it a bit difficult for us Lancastrians to capture the action as it happens. One event I did manage to catch was the women’s 100 metre hurdles. It has to be said that this … Continue reading

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The sun sets over Southport sands

At the end of a fine day a good number of amateur photographers will gather on the Southport Coastline in an attempt to capture the famous sunset. Nearly all the shots will endeavour to include the pier in silhouette – and this one is no different. … Continue reading

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Dont kill the music

Living in the North West with the music cities of Liverpool and Manchester on our doorstep it is easy to take live music for granted. It’s all around us – from casual street busking to major performances at either the Echo or … Continue reading

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Red Arrows fly over Southport Pier

For some reason I missed this photo when posting about the recent Southport Air show. It’s a photo that can only have been taken in Southport with the historic pier clearly in view. The Red Arrows look particularly good on this one. … Continue reading

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Airshow thrills

There are many good reasons to visit Southport with its gentle Victorian seaside charm. One of them is the annual two-day Southport Air Show which has historically been held every year in September. After last years terrible weather on the Sunday when the show … Continue reading

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Wychwood Pilgrimage

Many armchair festival-goers will have soaked up the recent TV coverage of Glastonbury and probably concluded that the start of the British festival season was well and truly underway. And so it was – since the end of May in fact when a number of … Continue reading

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