When every day was
HOW did you used to get ready for nights out in the 1980s? Do you remember when firms used to deliver sunbeds direct to your home for a week so you could get that perfect holiday tan? (You could spot the homes where they were by the ultra-violet glow in the window).
This great Southport Visiter picture from November 27, 1981, shows a Tan-At-Home Rentals Ltd van unloading a sunbed at The Prince Of Wales Hotel on Lord Street.
The visitors to Sunny Southport that year clearly thought their tans needed topping up despite a visit to the seaside.
Another familiar sight to Sandgrounders from years gone by is the yearly cavalcade of taxi drivers carrying hundreds of children on days out in Southport.
Here they’re pictured passing the old Turkish baths, which became Victoria Leisure, while another part of the building became Palm Court and later Manhattans nightclub.
We also feature some sporting pictures this week, including: Fleetwood Hesketh Juniors football team in January, 1983, Crossens football team in the early 1980s, young swimmers in January, 1983, and a hockey club fundraiser in February 1984.
Do you recognise anyone pictured?
Also enjoying themselves were women at a fashion show at the Floral Hall in September, 1981, children at Southport YMCA in December, 1982 and Southport Sea Cadets in August, 1982.
Our final photo shows a group of Crossens housewives pictured in September, 1982.
Were you part of this group, or do you recognise anyone pictured?
Looks like party time for these children at Southport YMCA on December 17, 1982
Fleetwood Hesketh Juniors football team in Southport on January 26, 1983