The Land Of The Little People in Southport in April 1984 with The Kingsway nightclub in the background

Do you have some great photos of Southport in the 1980s? 

The Atkinson, on Lord Street, unveils its I Grew Up 80s exhibition this weekend, and they would love to see your 80s pictures! 

The new display follows the success of the Star Wars themed exhibition, May The Toys Be With You, in 2016. 

The Atkinson is now pleased to welcome collector and cultural commentator Matt Fox back to Southport.

In the exciting new exhibition, I Grew Up 80s, Matt Fox explores his childhood through a variety of iconic objects from the 1980s.

His carefully curated time capsule of over 200 treasures showcases the youthful exuberance of the era, during which time so much changed.

An Atkinson spokesperson said: “Did you have a Polaroid Camera, Kodak Ektralite, Canon AE-1?… We want to see your iconic 80s photos; the fashion, the hair, the memories!

“Tag The Atkinson on social media or email your photos to 

“We will display our favourites in the galleries.” 

I Grew Up 80s is at The Atkinson in Southport from Saturday, 13 November 2021 to 19 March 2022.

The Atkinson is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm. Free Entry.

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