Pleasureland's Piranha River Ride launches with a Splash
SOUTHPORT New Pleasureland
boss Norman Wallis made a big splash at the launch of the park's new
Piranha River Ride. Whilst taking direction from photographers he
overbalanced and had to be hauled out of the flume's waters.
He said:- "I knew exactly
what they were hoping for when photographers asked if our
maintenance crew could remove a section of the safety barrier for
the shot; well it was Friday 13th. And they weren't shy in coming
forward about asking me to back up a bit further for the picture!
I finished up taking an early bath but it was all in good sport, and
the photographers got some good shots as well as some good laughs.
After they hauled me out we replaced the safety barrier and the ride
resumed. There is no chance of anyone else falling in, we have
stringent safety standards that are adhered to 100% when members of
the public are using the ride – they just decided that stitching me
up would make better pictures."
Competition winners – to find Merseyside's most fearless
family to 'face the fish' on Friday, 13 April 2012!
THE shutters went up for
the first time at the brand new Artisan Indoor Market at The old PCS
building on Stephenson Way Formby this Saturday. And despite the
Derby and Grand National over 1200 people came to see what was
Shoppers Liz and Katie pictured
from Crosby said:- "it is a great event to come to every
Saturday, there was everything fom Specialist bread, jewellery and
handbags to Antiques. But our favourite purchase is some fabulous
The organisers Gill Fell and James
Williamson (mother and son both live in Formby) were delighted with
the attendance and positive feedback from customers and traders.
James (22) said afterwards that the main points of the market are:-
A. To create a hub for local
entrepreneurs to try out their products and
B. Secondly for customers to enjoy
buying something different that's affordable.
Mum Gill added:- "We really
want to have a great community spirit with customers really enjoying
their marketplace experience."
The traders are all really nice
people who have the "make it happen" attitude. Gill and James
are keen to help others get started in business and are going to set
up a business network group offering help with marketing and product
development. Anyone can use either the Auctions or the market to
make an income.
Auctions are on a Wednesday night
and Market is a Saturday any questions ring:- 07848 696619 and have a
chat. James and Gill will try and assist you or put you In touch
with other entrepreneurs who are based in the PCS building.