When we arrived in Southport my first thought was to find the Church that I was going to perform in that afternoon and make sure there was somewhere to park 🙂
The weather was a typical example of a blustery day at a British seaside town in the middle of Winter. You have to take your chances with the weather in order to take a look around and as the weather broke and the rain stopped we decide to explore 🙂
Southport has a lovely wide main road running through it’s centre called Lord Street. It has large paved areas, gardens and squares running adjacent to the road. I am sure this must be a truly lovely place to visit in the Spring or the Summer.
Across from the Church and to our left we could see the Town Gardens, a beautifully paved square with a cafe at either end. I could imagine it looking completely different in the Summer with the sun beating down and the place bustling with people.
We walked quickly along as the wind started to pick up, I wanted to try and have a look inside one of the cafes and maybe get a drink.
But we were out of luck as there was no sign of life inside. We crossed the square and grabbed a couple of pictures of the Town Hall and the beautiful Arts Centre.
But as the weather worsened we had to turn back along the street towards the Church. We spotted a very curious looking arcade in between the Arts Centre and Town Hall but we could not go in as the wind was really picking up so we thought it best to make a dash for the Church.
Once back in the Church we quickly warmed up helped by the hot drinks, Gill who was with me tucked in to a mouth watering “cheese toastie” but as I was due to sing I had to wait 😦
They did however prepare a lovely light lunch for afterwards 🙂
I will post more about the recital and the one in Bury tomorrow ( 14th February ) when I have time to look over the video 🙂