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Friday, 01 April 2011 (3013686)
Films of Southport to be shown at screening in Crossens
by David Simister

THE fun fairgrounds of the resort's past will be showcased in a series of films being shown at a special screening in Crossens next Friday (April 15).

Crossens Community Association said it was hosting a film night at its base at Crossens Community Centre on Rufford Road for anyone with a hankering for the town's history, with no less than four films being presented by Southport Moviemakers.

The first film, simply titled “Southport” dates back to 1958 and features Pleasureland, Peter Pan's Playground, the sea bathing Lake, the Zoo, Lord Street, and Show Jumping at the Flower Show, and comes with commentary by BBC radio announcer Alvar Liddell.

Vulcan Cars - which built cars for decades at the company's factory in Crossens - is the subject of the second film, and will give residents a rare look into how the company operated and at the cars they created, and “Southport Shrimpers” will take a look at shrimpers working on the resort's coastline in decades gone by.

Finally “Wish you were here”, a tourism film which dates back to the 1960s, will be shown to round off the night, and give viewers a chance to see the town as it looked more than forty years ago.

Tickets are £3.50 and include the cost of refreshments, and are available from Elaine Price on 225884, or Steve Jowett 227507. You can also text 07931 520219 or send an email to


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