Southport Snapshots

Southport Snapshots:
Local History with Dr Tom Preston

Southport Snapshots, the series of popular local history sessions continues, this time, via online workshops using the free video communications platform Zoom.

We will be looking at aspects of Southport’s history, including fishermen’s cottages, Little Ireland, Vulcan Cars, and Hesketh Park Aerodrome, amongst others.

To take part in the Zoom meeting you will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet, an email address and an internet connection.

The first session on Monday 14 September is free.
The following sessions are £3.

Please note: Dr Tom Preston is delivering Southport Snapshots online, direct to participants on behalf of The Atkinson. Participant email address will be shared securely with Dr Tom Preston for him to facilitate the Zoom meeting.


Mondays, 14 September – 02 November, 10:30am – 11:10am
Monday 14 September – Free taster session
Monday 21 September – Fishermen’s Cottages
Monday 28 September – Aerodrome & Early Flyers 1
Monday 05 October – Aerodrome & Early Flyers 2
Monday 12 October – Vulcan Car Company 1
Monday 19 October – Vulcan Car Company 2
Monday 26 October – Little Ireland 1
Monday 02 November – Little Ireland 2

Enrolment for each Monday class closes on the Thursday night before


Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy!

Before each workshop, you will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting. On the morning of the workshop, open your email invitation and click the ‘join Zoom meeting’ link. You will then be prompted to either ‘download & run Zoom’ or ‘launch from your browser’. If the host has not yet started the meeting, a message will appear and you will be ‘let in’ when the host starts the meeting. If the host has already started the meeting you will automatically join the group. You are not required to have/turn on your own video and audio, unless you wish to do so.

The Atkinson is unable to offer technical support to participants.