Nevill Street was the first planned street leading to the beach from Lord Street. It widens out to meet the Pier entrance as until 1903 the street continued under the Promenade.
The street keeps changing to suit the times. The Art Deco front on Leo’s Bar hides Victorian holiday apartments. The Victoria Hotel was demolished in 1971 and flats built. Silcock’s Amusements replaced a cinema.
Nevill Street is a place for entertainment, seaside toys, ice cream and fish and chips. But look up and you’ll see lions, some original small houses, and tall, large-windowed shops.
This text and images – with added captions – are from the exhibition held at The Atkinson, Southport, 18 June – 17 September 2022. There’s more about Nevill Street here.