Oct 19th 1854
Removal of the Original Hotel
During the past few days work of demolition as been going on at the “old original” and it soon will be numbered with the things that were. This is the first house every built in this new flourishing town, but although venerated as such, its removal to make way for further improvements has been found necessary.
The inscription at the back of the house, which sets out the claims and merits of the founder. We hope some means will be adopted to perpetuate the remembrance of the interesting reminiscences which are associated with the spot.
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT
In memory of D. W. SUTTON of North Meols who was the first founder and executor of Southport, which was called his folly for many years, and it proves that his foresight was his wisdom, which should be remembered with gratitude by the Lords of this Manor and the inhabitants of this
Aug 24th 1854
Bottle washed ashore
On Monday a bottle was picked up at low water by George ROCKLIFFE containing a piece of paper of which was written in pencil in a clear and legible hand the following :-
“Off the Isle of Man, August 15, 1854 - Dear Mother, Unhappy circumstances compel me to end my miserable existence. God forgive me for my sin - G. H. HARDING.”
The above is crossed with the words “Mr Harding, Bath, Somerset.”
Whether this be a hoax or genuine we give the fact of its discovery for what it is worth.
Dec 21st 1854
From the Liverpool Courier
Yesterday morning the wife of Bernard TENENBAUM a native of Hungary, and the only Hungarian, as he says in this town, was safely delivered of three fine children, the first a girl stillborn, the two last, fine boys, with their mother doing well. They live at 26 St Andrews
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