The buildings on Bold Street near Lord Street are the original two-storey houses. You had to apply to the Scarisbrick Estate to convert the front door and bay window into a shop front.
There are tall three-storey buildings just off the Promenade. They were built as holiday apartments – no sea view, but a bit cheaper than those on the Promenade.
On the corner of Bath Street is The Limes, once part of Kenworthy’s Hydropathic Establishment. Southport’s reputation for healthy sea air attracted visitors seeking ‘water cures’.
This text and images – with added captions – are from the exhibition held at The Atkinson, Southport, 18 June – 17 September 2022.