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Southport – Snapshots of History – That’s Entertainment!

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB

Tel: +(0)1704 533333

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Southport – Snapshots of History – That’s Entertainment!

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
All four lectures£35.00 per ticket

There is a £1 booking fee for online and phone bookings. No bookings fees apply to counter sales at the box office.

About

This new course of lectures, a sequel to the successful Snapshots in History series, focuses on Southport’s place in the development of popular entertainment. As one of the country’s main seaside resorts, the town was renowned for the quality of its high-class venues, including fairgrounds, pier shows, theatres, dance halls and cinemas. The Winter Gardens, Cambridge Hall, Pier Pavilion, and Palais de Danse were among Southport’s main centres of entertainment. Almost all major celebrities visited the town at one time or another, including such significant figures like P.T. Barnum, Laurel and Hardy, as well as The Beatles. Southport even had its own famous family of showmen, the Samuelsons, theatre impresarios and pioneers of cinema. This amiable local history course tells the story of popular entertainment in Southport and the local area from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the 1960s, using rarely seen historic pictures, censuses and old newspapers. There is a good deal of relaxed discussion with minimal written content and it is suitable for both the complete beginner as well as those with some existing knowledge of local history.

Lectures by Dr Tom Preston
6, 13, 20, 27 November, 10.30 -12.30pm

Refreshments included
Pre-booking essential

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  • MasterCard accepted
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  • In town/city centre

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  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Date (6 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Wednesday10:30 - 12:30
Date (13 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Wednesday10:30 - 12:30
Date (20 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Wednesday10:30 - 12:30
Date (27 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Wednesday10:30 - 12:30

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