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Southport is a well known seaside town. For many years now it has been an admired place that is frequently visited. It is no wonder why it attracts so many people. Southport is a picturesque place with lots to see. It is has sites that have existed for many years.
One example of this is a fairground that has survived for nearly a century. Indeed, these are locations to maintain and preserve for all time to come. As they are handed down from generation to generation, they are valued and higher.
It is located on the Irish Sea coast in close proximity of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton [Merseyside, England]. Southport is located 16.5 miles north of Liverpool and 14.8 miles west-southwest of Preston. This place has around 100,000 people. It is known that around 40% of them are more than 55 years old.
Historically, Southport was a part of Lancashire. Tourist attractions here encompass Southport Pier, which is the second largest stretch of seaside pleasure pier in the United Kingdom. Another attraction is Lord Street, which is a tree-lined street full of shops. This place was home to Napoleon III of France. There is also a fairground that has been around since it was inaugurated in 1912.
Southport has many examples of Victorian architecture as well as town planning. Cambridge Hall, Town Hall and Wayfarers' Arcade serve as prime examples. In this town, you will notice tree planting as one of the main features here. The Hesketh family made land available for development, and they wanted it to be used for this purpose too. Hesketh Park has been named in honour of this family.
Large sand dunes lie for many kilometres from Birkdale and Ainsdale/Woodvale all the way south of the town. Ainsdale sand dunes are now known as a National Nature Reserve in England and a RAMSAR site. Among the local fauna, Southport has the Natterjack toad and the Sand lizard.
The present form of Southport is said to have been established by the The Mad Duke, William Sutton, in 1792. Southport has grown quickly during the 19th century, as it earned its reputation as an elegant seaside resort in comparison to its neighbour [up coast] Blackpool.
Southport has its suburbs constructed and named after the old villages of the area. Therefore, starting from the north and travelling down south, we have the following districts: Crossens, Marshside, Churchtown, Blowick, Birkdale, Hillside, Ainsdale, and Woodvale. Formby is towards the south of Southport, and Hightown and Liverpool are located further south.
Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte is believed to have lived in exile on Lord Street, which is the major thoroughfare of Southport [from 1846 and 1848]. This was prior to Bonaparte returning to France, where he then emerged as President and later Emperor of the French.
At the time of his reign, he served as a catalyst for change, in which the medieval centre of Paris was replaced with broad tree-lined boulevards. There were also covered walkways and arcades, similar to the sights at Lord Street. It is thought that the redevelopment could have been inspired by the memories of Southport's town centre.
On December 9, 1886, a disaster occurred that is described as the worst lifeboat disaster in UK history [off the shores of Southport]. Mexico, a cargo ship was making its way to South America. When it experienced difficulty, lifeboats from Lytham, St. Annes and Southport were sent for a rescue mission.
They battled against strong winds as they made their way fourth. The whole crew from the St. Annes boat was lost, and only 2 from the Southport crew were saved. Collectively, 28 individuals lost their lives that night, and there were many widows and fatherless children left behind.
In their memory, there was a memorial erected at Duke Street Cemetery. There is also a permanent exhibition in the Museum of the Botanic Gardens in Churchtown, Southport.
The station at Southport was abandoned in 1925. This left the town without any lifeboats. By the late 1980s, however, after many tragedies, families from Southport began to raise funds to buy a new lifeboat.
This was to be stationed at the old RNLI lifeboat house. The lifeboat is an entirely independent one, and does not receive any funding from RNLI. It only depends on donations from the public.
With the number of historic sites to enjoy while you are here, you will heave a great time. Everyone who hears about this place feels the urge to come down here. You will feel the same way too. Indeed, do not waste any time, as the place lies waiting for you to relish pure beauty.