Snappers get on your marks!
We would like to thank Liverpool City Council for this
The launch of the Annual River Festival Photographic
Competition is soon to be underway... With £2,000 of prizes and aim to highlight the
Mersey massive transformation this is going to be one of the best yet. Leaping salon and sunbathing seals might be the two of the
Merseyside's images captured by ammeter snappers in this annual and increasingly
prolific photographic competition. This year their will be a special
selection called Water Revival, that will ask photographers to focus on the massive £1million award winning clean up of the river. The clean up has seen
salmon for the first time in more than 120 years coming back to the Mersey.
Just a few years ago notices were in place asking people not to throw lit
cigarettes into the river for fear of lighting vapors, now anglers are scrambling to buy fishing rights on the river and Kingfisher and Damselfly
survey was launched. Seals and octopuses have been seen swimming in the estuary.
Liverpool City Council organise the River Festival. Executive member for the leisure and culture Warren Bradley said,
"The river's been the lifeblood of this city and always has been. It's fantastic to see it so improved. More than 200,000 people came to the River Festival last year to enjoy a feast of maritime sites, from model boats to majestic tall ships. We hope to
beat those figgers again."
"There's so much out there on the river to inspire photographers, and it'll be fascinating to see what they come up with."
Sir Bob Scott is leading Liverpool's Bid to become Capital of Culture in 2008. he added
"Liverpool has transformed itself in resent years and the renaissance of the river is a wonderful
achievement. Photographers wouldn't have found many anglers, sailors, walkers and
cyclists just a few years ago, but they are back in force. Of causes
as well as the people and wildlife using the river, don't forget the wonderful architecture on the waterfront. This is truly an exciting time for Liverpool and a wonderful chance to capture this on film."
If you wish to enter there are two main themes in the competition, Main Section - Merseyside People, Places and Events. Special Section - Water Revival, sponsored by the Mersey Basin Campaign.
Entries in both sections can be monochrome, colour and slide format. Photographers will be competing for trophies, certificates
and more than £2,000 in vouchers and prizes.
Competition closing date is Friday 9 May and entry forms are available by phoning 0151 707 2566
A selection of prints and slides from the competition will be displayed in the
Atrium of the Royal Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool from 16th to the 4th of July.
The River Festival will run from the 13th to the 16th of June in the Albert Dock and
Pier Head, Liverpool.
to the Editor!
RECENTLY my father died and whilst going through some old papers, I came
across an old post card showing a young man seated at a cinema organ
The caption to the picture is ''Dixon Burrell at the organ of the Trocadero
Cinema Southport''. My father used to work for Cranes Music in Liverpool
in the 1930's and I am pretty sure he was well acquainted with said Mr
Burrell. I would think the picture dates from between 1932 and the
What I am trying to find out is if anyone can throw any light on this
person. Was he the resident organist at the Trocadero? Did he become
famous or was he maybe just a local celebrity? What happened to him and if
there are any living relatives, also what happened to the Trocadero cinema, I assume it has long since
I would be most grateful for any information you may be able to discover
and I can be contacted on email or on telephone number Pembroke 01646 684036 after 6 PM.
WE are in favour of full pedestrianisation for the following reasons- freedom of
movement, safer pleasanter environment, more enjoyable shopping, putting pedestrians before vehicles.
don't most towns and cities have some pedestrianisation leading to a better shopping experience and an increase in business not a decrease as some traders here seem to think will happen?
shops are for shoppers after all - not vehicles! So full pedestrianisation
please and not before time!
Yours S. Belshaw.
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