Meols Hall
Meols Hall


Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Rather interesting Southport facts

Click for places to stay in Southport | Today's best rates | Send in your views of Southport | Read visitor reports

Did you know that Napoleon IIIís stay in Southport between 1846 and 1848 is supposed to have influenced his later rebuilding of Paris assisted by Haussmann? He lived on the elegant and very wide Lord Street in the Lancashire seaside town, a huge contrast with the cramped medieval streets of Paris in the mid-19th century; those narrow streets rather easier for potential opponents of the Emperor to barricade than the boulevards that replaced them.

If you like this, Share it

Famous Southport people:

A J P Taylor
Jack Rodwell
John Culshaw
Miranda Richardson

More famous Britons here

Brit Quote:
Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter - Max Beerbohm
More Quotes

On this day:
Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages