The Southport Flower Show is the UK’s biggest independent Flower Show, now in its 83rd year. With an impressive pedigree such as that, it was important that the films we screened to the flower enthusiasts who visited us over four days in August were top notch. Archive films from Southport’s flower shows in the 1950s, 60s and even the Golden Jubilee transported our audiences back in time – and yes, we even had a few dedicated green-fingered folks who spotted their former selves on film! Our Flower Show films came from the collections of the North West Film Archive, many of which were shot by the Southport Movie Makers club.
It’s not often than an amateur film club such as this produces such professional looking films, and our audiences were impressed to see films from the ‘Southport on Film’ collection on subjects such as the history of the pier and the origins of Southport’s famous Lord Street. We hope to be back again sometime to visit the good folks of Southport once again!
Screened at: Southport Flower Show, August 2011