Southport FC announce new manager...
photographs by Sally Devine
Club appointed their new manager Peter Davenport to replace Paul
Cook who departed from Haig Avenue 2 weeks ago. Davenport ,45,
relinquished his position as manager of Welsh side Colwyn Bay in
order to take up the reins at relegation haunted Southport.
Davenport is an ex England international forward and also played for
Manchester United, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest. This is not
exactly unchartered territory for him as he was previously caretaker
manager for the Sandgrounders in the mid nineteen nineties for a
A local man born in Birkenhead Merseyside, Davenport has the
unenviable task of leading Southport to safety in the Nationwide
Conference and with the transfer window about to close at the end of
this month needs to sign players who will strengthen the current
team in order to avoid relegation.
Happy Birthday Spellow!
Council is unveiling the perfect 50th birthday present for Spellow
Library… a complete 21st century makeover. The library, which
opened in 1957 and was badly in need of a face-lift – officially
re-opened on Thursday 18 January 2007, after a £150,000 investment that
has rejuvenated the building.
It has been redecorated, re-carpeted and refurnished to make it a
modern library for the whole family. It’s fully accessible for
disabled people with an improved entrance, automatic doors and a
ramp for wheelchair users and mums pushing buggies. A bookshop
style layout will make it much easier for all readers to find just
what they’re looking for, and there’s an improved children’s library
that includes a special toddlers’ area and space for play
There’s much more on offer for computer users, from novices to whizz
kids with 20 computers and two children’s-only computers, most of
them offering free Internet and e-mail access. Film buffs can
enjoy a bigger and better collection of DVDs too. And to top
it all off, a state-of-the-art radio frequency ‘self-issue’
system has banished the date stamp to the bin and made queuing up to
check items in or out a thing of the past.
Liverpool City Council Leader Warren Bradley said:- “What a
great way to say happy 50th birthday to Spellow Library! This work
has given the building a new lease of life and the whole community
can now look forward to a modern, welcoming facility where they can
borrow books and DVDs and use the latest computer technology for
free. This latest revamp means 14 Liverpool libraries have
been re-built or refurbished in the last eight years. Nine libraries
have been improved in the last four years alone, including Old Swan,
Wavertree, Woolton and Sefton Park. It’s about providing modern,
21st century library facilities at the heart of all our
Local councillor, Paul Clark, officially opened the doors of the
new-look Spellow Library and unveiled a plaque. He was joined by the
Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Joan Lang, local residents and
Council Leader Warren Bradley. The guests were treated to a
performance from the choir of St Johns Catholic Primary School,
Kirkdale, during the opening ceremony.
The Lord Mayor said:- “Spellow Library has played an important
role in the community for half a century, and I’m delighted to be
officially starting a new era for the library. The newly improved
building is a fantastic asset for the area, and I’m sure it will
benefit thousands of existing library users, young and old, as well
as enticing many new people in.”