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Sat  07 Dec 2013

Oishala performing underground.

On Saturday morning 2 November 2013 the musicians called Oishala performed some of their music in the underground Leyland reservoir. The reservoir has now been demolished but the music lives on. The group have posted their recordings on the Soundcloud website which you should be able to access by clicking here.

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Sun  01 Dec 2013

At Astley Hall there was an extremely interesting and entertaining Magic Lantern show by Andrew Gill. He was using an 1880s projector which was almost the same as when made in Southport over 130 years ago. Originally it would have used limelight as a light source but has now been converted to electric light. The glass plate lantern slides were of extremely high quality giving very sharp images on the screen. Some dated back to the 1860s. The entertainment was pure Victorian which still works today.

Andrew Gill