Ainsdale – Sculpture of Lockheed Electra aeroplane

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I recently photographed this rather excellent sculpture of a Lockheed Electra aeroplane, above a stylised New York skyline, which is sited on the Southport Coastal Road traffic island next to Pontins.

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The site and indeed the Coastal Road itself sit on the former track bed of the Southport & Cheshire Lines Extension Railway, which closed in the 1950’s

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The sculpture of this twin engined monoplane commemorates a transatlantic flight made from Ainsdale beach to New York in 1937.

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Ocean Parcs made a £40,000 donation towards the project.

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The photos above are also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

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