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.
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
The sculpture of this twin engined monoplane commemorates a transatlantic flight made from Ainsdale beach to New York in 1937.
Ocean Parcs made a £40,000 donation towards the project.
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