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The Melvin

81st Southport Flower Show

19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd August 2010

 

The Southport Flower Show first started in 1924, and with only a few years break (for other more important activities during the early 1940s!) has been held every year since. This year marks the 81st time the doors have been thrown open to the public.

 

Because carrying loads of shopping around for half a day is no-one’s idea of fun, our three Plant Crèche and Left Luggage locations provide much-needed relief for hundreds of visitors, and help us raise funds for our charitable activities.

Christmas Parcels 2010 Santa's Grotto 2010 Christmas Lights 2010 Concert Merchant Navy Memorial Flower Show 2010 Crosby Carnival 2010

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Strategically located near each of the entrances (and exits!), our Relief Centres allow for retail therapy to continue more or less without interruption, and this year, in addition to our own Club banners and signage, we were also treated to some impressive new signboards from the organisers! Now there can be no excuse for not knowing what we do!

With good weather prevailing - for much of the time - the more relaxing outdoor events attracted thousands of visitors. Here, the excellent steel band show just exactly how much tune can be extracted from a beaten-up (literally!) oil drum. The same bandstand also hosts the most useful question-and-answer sessions to sort out gardening problems of all kinds.

But, of course, not everything is taken with deadly seriousness. One of the joys of manning the Duke Street Left Luggage is the fact that one gets to see all sorts of people. Tall and short, thin and fat, sane, and, well, you decide for yourself. It isn’t so much the rolling round the show on a big rubber ball that seems odd - it’s talking to the concrete gnomes....

And then it’s all over for another year, and time to take down the bunting and the signs, empty the tents, pack away the green string, the tickets, the sticky tape, scissors, bin bags, money bags, tea bags and the myriad other things that umpteen Lions, and helpers, need to man three stalls for four days. We can stand down, go home, and reflect on a few more pennies collected for those less fortunate than ourselves and the considerable generosity of our customers each year. Thanks!

This year’s must-buy offer was an eco-friendly jute bag, just right for organic shopping! Lions helper Elsie Leather sets out the stall ready for the morning rush!