Southport: The Postcard Collection takes the reader back in time to the golden age of the postcard as it illustrates a resort that was one of the most fashionable in the country during the Edwardian era. A variety of cards is included, ranging from street and beach scenes to aerial views, humorous sketches and historical illustrations. This book will help to build up a picture of the life, leisure and pleasures of a vibrant seaside town of the period. Starting with the Promenade and Pier, the author explores the beach and its entertainments, then the parks and gardens, transpot in the town, and the suburbs.
Hugh Hollinghurst is the chairman of the Crosby and District Historical Society, and is an expert on the Liverpool Overhead Railway, giving regular talks on the subject. He has written many previous books on local history for Amberley Publishing.