Anony­mous bid­der pays £120 for piece of his­toric red road

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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

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