Southport – famous for its sherry?

Sat in the Legh Arms in Mere Brow the other day and my eyes caught an old bottle which turned out to be an aged sherry.

On closer examination and it turned out to be Jerez Heldona Sherry that had been shipped and bottled by W G Wood Ltd of Southport. The company crest shows the date of 1909.

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Southport has never been famous for its sherry has it?

Southport – Wigan – Manchester rail services – Farron hears the case for Southport & West Lancs getting a better deal

Tim Farron & David Pullin at Southport Station April 2016

Nice to see that Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron is being briefed on the much needed upgrade of rail services to and from Southport to the east of the Town and through West Lancashire. In the photo above Southport resident and campaigner David Pullin is bending Tim’s ear.

And Southport Cambridge Ward Cllr. Pat Keith was also on hand to make sure Tim understood why the rail line to the east of Southport is so important to people travelling to Manchester Piccadilly Station.

Tim Farron and Cllr. Pat Keith

Tim, of course, has the promised electrification of the Windermere Branch under his belt, that he led the campaign for, even though Network Rail seem to be trying hard to kick the implementation of it as far as possible into the long grass.