Calls For Tribute To Red Rum
Red Rum has never been fully recognised by Southport so we are calling for Birkdale beach to be transformed into a tourist attraction in celebration of Red Rum and his unique record. Bryan Naylor, a member of The Southport Party, said: "The current bad state of Birkdale beach offers an opportunity to have it restored and made into a profitable new tourist attraction. "Let us honour a national treasure with a statue and a visitor centre on the beach, where his racing career began and where the seawater cured his lameness. "Sefton Council have already created a special feature beach at Crosby with the Antony Gormley statues. So why not upgrade Birkdale beach and feature Red Rum and his unbeaten record So spread the word about the campaign and see if we can pull it off -to give Red Rum his ultimate accolade - to be seen again on the beach where he used to train.