NEW SEASON FOR
SOUTHPORT’S MODEL RAILWAY VILLAGE
THIS quality attraction will open
its doors for a new season on Monday, 29 March 2010 and was
originally opened in 1996, making this the venue’s fourteenth
Excellently located on the Lower Promenade in King’s Gardens, the
Model Railway Village offers visitors a stimulating and visual
experience in a peaceful atmosphere. There is a wonderful collection
of well-crafted models within a beautiful secluded space.
The most notable feature, however, is the extensive garden railway
network which attracts enthusiasts from around the world – it is one
of the largest outdoor railway layouts in the UK.
The Model Railway Village is open from 10am to 5pm daily throughout
the summer season. Entry charges are excellent value at £3.50
(adult) £3.00 (child, pensioner or student) £12 (family ticket).
For further details visit:-
Old Formby Slide
Show, 25 May, 2010
THIS might be the very last Old
Formby Slide Show to be presented by Joan Rimmer who is a well known
historian. She has published several local books including
'The Village That Was Formby'. The event will be in aid of
Queenscourt Hospice and tickets will cost £5. Joan Rimmer told us
that:- "This will, more than likely, be the very last time I
do this. I take huge amounts of time to do the background research
for these talks, and I want to do something different now. I like to
check all the facts and gather as much information as I can about
the images I use. Formby is a very unusual place, with so many
hidden stories. Formby, considering its size, has had a very
important part to play in lots of things worldwide and I hope some
of these pictures show just how influential Formby has been on a
world scale, considering its small population. This will be an eye
opening night for all ages and, I hope, it should bring out more
historical material to light as well as giving you a better
understanding of our village." The night will start at
7:30pm, on 25 May 2010, at the Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby.
Call:- 01704 875 765 for more information and to book your ticket to
what will be a very informative night. 'The Village That Was
Formby' by Joan A. Rimmer can be ordered via Prichard’s'
Books, Brows Lane, Formby. The paperback, published in 2007 costs
£18.99. ISBN 13: 9780954942779 | ISBN 10: 0954942779
Riverside Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally 2010 Is On It's Way
THE second Riverside Steam & Vintage Vehicle Rally will play
host to the centenary celebrations of ‘Prospector’, a
Foden Showman’s Engine built in Cheshire in 1910 and the last
surviving engine of its type in the world. The engine is now based
in Lancashire and is owned by Mike Wilkinson of Hambleton near
Blackpool. Organisers of the event are praying for the same good
weather that blessed the rally last year. They are also hoping to
top the figure of £30,000 that was raised for local
charities in 2009.
The Rally will take place at the Riverside Holiday Complex at Banks
Nr Southport on the 17 April and 18 April 2010. Gates will be open
from 10.00am each day and with over 500 steam and vintage vehicle
exhibits, fairground rides, craft stalls & food outlets there is
something for all the family. Admission is £6 for adults and £3 for
children, under 11s are free. A new feature for this year will be a
cookery demonstration in the craft tent by celebrity Michelin
starred Chef Nigel Haworth
from Northcote Manor.
Rotary International are part of the organising team and two local
Rotary Clubs, Preston South and Kirham & Rural Fylde have joined
forces in order to raise funds for local charities.
400 years of Prescot
Parish Church To Be Celebrated
ON Friday, 26 March 2010, from
7.30pm at the Prescot Parish Church an Organ Recital will be held to
celebrate 400 years of Prescot Parish Church. The night will have
four centuries of music played by guest Peter Kwater (Organist &
Music Director of St Bartholomew's Church, Rainhill, & Director of
St Helens Choral Society). Admission to this event is FREE! A
retiring collection will be taken and refreshments will be provided.
For more information please visit:-