Anonymous bidder pays £120 for piece of historic red road
LAST week, Sandgrounder Radio announced that they were auctioning off an historic piece of Southport.
There was an outcry from local people earlier this month, when it was announced that Lord Street in the town centre would be resurfaced with standard black asphalt once the current red surface was removed.
After acquiring a piece of the red Tarmac, which had been removed during the resurfacing works, Southport’s local radio station decided to auction it off, with the aim of raising much needed funds for Queenscourt Hospice.
Sandgrounder Radio’s managing director, Andy Hilbert, said: “We saw the red Tarmac as being something a lot of people in Southport were passionate about. So we thought it would be a fun way to raise money and awareness for Queenscourt Hospice.
“The response has been amazing. Lots of people have been talking about it, i think a few people thought we were mad, but as we’ve said, it’s all in the name of fun and of course it’s resulted in raising much needed funds for the hospice”.
The piece of red Tarmac from Lord Street was sold to an anonymous bidder for £120.
Andy said “People have been asking why anyone would pay so much money for a small piece of red tarmac? What they have done is raise much needed funds for a vital cause within the Southport community.”
Lord Street in Southport
This piece of red Tarmac sold for £120 in an auction organised by Sandgrounder Radio