Bestselling author Kate Long visits Southport - Photos
photographic coverage taken at the book signing at Esquires in
Southport with Katy Long, on 28 April 2011.
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Percy French is remembered
French is buried in the grounds of St Luke’s Church, Formby,
Merseyside. He died in 1920, whilst on a visit to see his cousin, a
Formby vicar. Percy French was a man of many talents and is well
remembered for his paintings and especially for his music; perhaps
amongst the most widely known of his songs are The Mountains of
Mourne and Paddy McGinty’s Goat. There is a thriving Percy French
Appreciation Society, members of which are in regular contact with
St Luke’s Church. This Sunday, 30 April 2011, it was represented by
two lively ladies from Dublin; Ann O’Dea and Siobhan Doyle, who came
to mark the anniversary of his birth, 1 May 1854. They were joined
by members of St Luke’s congregation for a short commemorative
service led by the Rev. Nichol, during which Ann O’Dea gave a
haunting rendition of one of Percy French’s songs and a wreath was
laid. He is certainly not forgotten...
Royal Wedding Street Parties
WHAT did you
do on that extra Bank Holiday, on Friday, 29 April 2011? We headed
out and about around Formby to see what celebrations we could find
and these are photographs from just a few of the many parties that
took place on roads and even at the Grapes Pub in Formby. Sadly, we could not get to them all, so if you have any
of the parties you held, we would love to see them! More photos next
week as well as the ones in this weeks edition!
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