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Southport Christmas Market Details

Lining Chapel Street and the Town Hall Gardens, the Christmas market chalets will add to the festivity of the Yuletide season.


Southport Xmas Markets 2014If you are looking for something special and unique to give as a gift at Christmas, you will find a wide range of festive crafts, foods and gifts.


You can browse the products and chat to stallholders whilst enjoying a mulled wine or festive delicacy and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.




Christmas Market
6 December to 21 December

Day Times

Monday 10:00 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 18:00
Thursday 10:00 18:00
Friday 10:00 18:00
Saturday 10:00 18:00
Sunday 10:00 17:00

Source: http://www.visitsouthport.com/whats-on/southport-christmas-markets-p347111


Formby Point Fatal Shipwreck Anniversary

181 years ago 13 men drowned off Formby Point. Their story is told in detail by Dr Reg Yorke, a leading figure in our local Formby Civic Society.

"A large crowd watched helplessly but were unable to assist the plight of the crew members who could be seen clinging to the rigging....."

Formby Lifeboat Story

Source: Formby Civic Society

My thanks to the stalwart who published the fact on the Twitter account Liverpool1207


Tweet of the Day

The morning after the night before. Formby Parish Council now has a full complement of elected members following the by-election yesterday.

Narnia - and the Spirit of Christmas

Narnia - and the Spirit of Christmas

Join Formby National Trust to walk through the magical story of Narnia and the Spirit of Christmas, it's all about giving. What can you bring to share some magic this festive season with those in need?

This year our guides will walk you through our woodlands and the magical story of Narnia.......

Narnia Walk

Thursday, 18 December 2014 2pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, 19 December 2014 2pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, 20 December 2014 11am - 3:30 pm

See: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/formby/things-to-see-and-do/events/


Formby Conservative Club and Wetherspoons

Apparently Wetherspoons have now submitted further documents regarding the future of the Club and are once more seeking permission from Sefton Council to proceed.

One of the documents sets out reasons for disposing of the Bowling Green after objections had been made by Sports England.

Comparing the side elevation drawings and the Google street view of the same elevation is interesting. A side canopy has been added and where the large bush is currently obscuring two windows these will become sliding folding doors. This will have the effect of opening up the front of the building, presumably to allow customers to 'sit out' on the frontage.

Wetherspoons Elevation View Wetherspoons Elevation Image by Google
It will give an entirely new 'open' feel to that part of our village scene if it's approved.

What do you think? Make you views known, one way or the other to Sefton.

There's an online facility here: http://pa.sefton.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=NENSXCNWKFB00