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Issue:- 3 April 2015

2015 April 1st Jokes - Did you get pranked?

ON 1 April 2015 we ran a few photos and a small report on both Facebook and on Twitter claiming that Southport and Formby  had new road signs in connection to Space Tourism. Other posts locally included one the said Sainsbury's trolleys had to be recharged every 2 hours, so some customers protested that they would have to take then back to the trolley bay to be recharged. Another issued was by Mersey Rail about using hologram like figures to sell you tickets and give you up to date information. If you did a good April 1st Joke or spotted any, please let us know by emailing us to:- news24@southportreporter.com.

NWFA is hosting a film screening in Woolton

THE North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University is pleased to announce 'Liverpool on Film', a part of its programme to make this fascinating collection available to the public of the North West region. The NWFA will present a public screening of films from its collection at The Woolton Picture House.  The screening will take place on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, at 7.30pm.  The films to be shown will feature life in and around Liverpool over the past 120 years. This specially selected compilation of fascinating films includes Liverpool Scenes with views of the river and docks from the Overhead Railway in 1897, and the City's reaction to the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. Join Lord Derby's Recruiting Band outside Anfield Post Office in 1915 as men rally to the colours, and see King George V open the Mersey Tunnel in 1934. Take a look around the new Homes for Workers being built by the City in 1938 and tour the City with Derek Guyler in Main Street Mersey in 1956 to see how the City was still rebuilding after the war. Learn about the New Deal for Merseyside Dockworkers in 1963, and join in the celebrations at the 1974 Granby Festival. Finally see how the new county of Merseyside was promoted in 1980 in a film called:- 'The Pool of Life.' The Archive's Service Manager Marion Hewitt said:- "This is a great opportunity for the people of Liverpool to enjoy an evening with a difference, and take a look back at life in and around their location in the past century."  The evening's show will be presented by the Archive's Collections Assistant Geoff Senior. For further information, interview, and footage contact Geoff Senior on:- 0161 247 3097.  Tickets are £5 and can be obtained from the box office on:- 0151 428 3737 or online. The venue seats a maximum of 250.  Click here to see the poster and please print off and display it!

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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