Wednesday, October 08, 2008

ABC Wednesday - L is for Lord Street, Southport


Enter Southport on the A570 and at the end of the road is Lord Street. Facing you is the Scarisbrick Hotel.


Further along are three banks. The Old Bank looks very imposing. I don't know which bank once traded here, but it is now empty and available for lease. A rather non-descript modern building houses Barclays, followed by the elegant structure which is home to the Royal Bank of Scotland. Originally this would have been a branch of Williams & Glynns.


Lord Street is known for its shopping with designer clothes stores like Jaeger's.


Of course, it is also a place for people-watching,


animal watching,


or simply window-gazing.


Special events sometimes take place on Lord Street. This smooth operator was part of a European Food Festival.

A bonus photograph and links to some other Southport posts can be found at my entry on ABC Wednesday.

More L posts can be seen on the ABC Wednesday Anthology blog.

Others can be found via the ABC Wednesday with Mister Linky which carries a registry of participants.

31 comments:

  1. Shopping for everybody - I may have to be to restricted to window-shopping...

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  2. Great L. Scarisbrick Hotel is a very beautiful building :-)

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  3. Yes I remember Southport and walking up and down Lord Street - especially on a wet day ...

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  4. That was a fun stroll down Lord Street! Thank you :0)

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  5. Wish I could take a leisurely stroll down Lord Street. Maybe if I was staying at the Scarisbrick Hotel I could. Looks like a very nice place to stay.

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  6. I had a blast strolling down lord street.... except for when I tripped over my own feet.. I'm just too clumsy!

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  7. Could have done with weather like that today. I was once in Southport in 1955 - at the swimming pool taking an RAF proficency test.
    Cats always know, Gerald - then they make a cat-line for you.

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  8. Lovely pictures, love the people.

    Ray

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  9. The Scarisbrick Hotel looks like a gingerbread building with piped white icing... hehehe.... I must be hungry! =D
    What a neat little stroll down the street.. I thoroughly enjoyed that...
    very nice photos indeed!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat

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  10. That first hotel is very impressive.

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  11. It seems like a good place to walk by. That's what I just did.

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  12. People watching is a fun activity! What a beautiful city!

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  13. I love people watching. This is a great way to spend the day.

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  14. thank you for the lovely tour of lord street!

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  15. Interesting that the best building out of the three banks was derelict - so that's where they've spent all their billions, on non-descript branch buildings (AND Bosses bonuses!!)

    Great post.

    Gary

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  16. The Royal Bank of Scotland is well to the fore! It's pretty high up on the headlines these days too!

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  17. I'd love to walk at Lord Street. It has beautiful architectural buildings and I love people-watching.
    Happy ABC Wednesday.

    My 'L' for LAUGHTER & 'L' for LIFELINE here

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  18. I enjoyed this virtual wander as I said before it's a place I've never been to. I still haven't heard antone say a bad word about the place.

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  19. Thank you for taking us on a stroll through Southport!

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  20. Thank you for taking us on a stroll through Southport!

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  21. Recession? Would never guess!
    Great post, loved the dog!

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  22. I, too , loved the dog! A nice stroll through Southport!

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  23. Thanks for the virtual tour. Looks like a very nice city. :D

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  24. a lovely virtual walk down Lord Street! thanks for the visit.

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  25. Enjoyed the walk along Lord Street. Thanks!

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  26. What a nice trip through Lord Street.
    Great sequence, Gerald!

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  27. The Scarisbrick Hotel is a striking building. I enjoyed that walk down Lord Street, and thanks for the reminder about Williams and Glyn. I was just trying to remember the other day what that part of RBS used to be called.

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  28. nifty series. :) i especially like the hotel. :)

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  29. and before it was Williams and Glyn's it was Williams Deacons bank - I know because my mother had (and still has) an account at that branch. See this reference.

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