Carry On star Kenneth Williams (left) chats with fellow guests at a Granada Lunch in Southport in June 1983

We have a great variety of old Southport photos for you today, including Carry On star Kenneth Williams, a barn dance at Southport Sailing Club, local footballers – and how a telephone exchange used to look before we had mobile phones! 

Do any of these images bring back memories for you? Do you recognise anyone pictured? Please let us know! 

This photo features the late Brian Aughton from Tarleton Specimen Plants cutting trees on Albert Road in Southport, where the Cathay Gardens restaurant and the Sandown Court block of flats now stand. On the corner of Lord Street and Leicester Street is Hatton's - 'distributors of Austin cars'. The building was previously home to Pizza Express, until the restaurant relocated further along Lord Street, into the premises previously occupied by Ask.

This photo features the late Brian Aughton from Tarleton Specimen Plants cutting trees on Albert Road in Southport, where the Cathay Gardens restaurant and the Sandown Court block of flats now stand.
On the corner of Lord Street and Leicester Street is Hatton’s – ‘distributors of Austin cars’.
The building was previously home to Pizza Express, until the restaurant relocated further along Lord Street, into the premises previously occupied by Ask.

The first photo features the late Brian Aughton from Tarleton Specimen Plants cutting trees on Albert Road in Southport, where the Cathay Gardens restaurant and the Sandown Court block of flats now stand.

On the corner of Lord Street and Leicester Street is Hatton’s – ‘distributors of Austin cars’.

The building was previously home to Pizza Express, until the restaurant relocated further along Lord Street, into the premises previously occupied by Ask.

Last week the building was put up for rent by Southport estate agent David Davies Sales & Lettings, sparking huge interest in the site. 

Rev and Mrs Ian Sumner together with some of the young people who raised over £100 for the Zimbabwe Youth Project by taking part in a 24 hour sponsored cook, clean and play at Victoria Methodist Church in Southport  in June 1983

Rev and Mrs Ian Sumner together with some of the young people who raised over £100 for the Zimbabwe Youth Project by taking part in a 24 hour sponsored cook, clean and play at Victoria Methodist Church in Southport in June 1983

Our second picture shows Rev and Mrs Ian Sumner together with some of the young people who raised over £100 for the Zimbabwe Youth Project by taking part in a 24 hour sponsored cook, clean and play at Victoria Methodist Church in Southport  in June 1983.

Love the crocodile! 

The telephone directory in Southport in February 1981

The telephone directory in Southport in February 1981

Our next remarkable photo shows the old telephone directory in Southport in February 1981! 

Did you ever wonder how we used to connect with other people before mobile phones, Google, Facebook and Twitter…?

Look at the size of those desk computers! Lots of box files on the desk too. 

Footballers line up for a team photo at the Carr Lane sports pitches in Birkdale in Southport in February 1981

Footballers line up for a team photo at the Carr Lane sports pitches in Birkdale in Southport in February 1981

Next up, we feature footballers lining up for a team photo at the Carr Lane sports pitches in Birkdale in Southport in February 1981. 

Do you know which team this is? Do you recognise any of the players? Some great perms here! 

Carry On star Kenneth Williams (left) chats with fellow guests at a Granada Lunch in Southport in June 1983

Carry On star Kenneth Williams (left) chats with fellow guests at a Granada Lunch in Southport in June 1983

Our next image shows a very famous face – Carry On star Kenneth Williams (left), as he chats with fellow guests at a Granada Lunch in Southport in June 1983. 

Do you remember watching Kenneth Williams in his many TV and movie appearances? 

Guests enjoy the Southport Sailing Club Barn Dance at the club, next to Marine Lake in Southport, in June 1983

Guests enjoy the Southport Sailing Club Barn Dance at the club, next to Marine Lake in Southport, in June 1983

Our final image shows guests having a great time as they enjoy the Southport Sailing Club Barn Dance at the club, next to Marine Lake in Southport, in June 1983. 

Do you have any old Southport photos, memories or stories you would love to share with readers? Please email me at: MediaAndrewBrown@gmail.com  

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