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The Ainsdale Civic Society Dinner - 2014


On Monday 31st March, we held our Annual Members' Dinner at the Bar Six30 Bistro on Liverpool Road and what a good time we had! The food was of course excellent, the company superb and the atmosphere was fantastic.

Of course the best bit - no, not Tony's jokes, but our Guest of Honour – was Southport’s very own David Lonsdale, who was accompanied by his wife Diane. David is famous for taking many acting roles including The Full Monty, Casualty, Coronation Street - in which he appeared three times as different characters! - and  Inspector Morse, but of course his best remembered role must be as David Stockwell in Heartbeat.  He played the much-loved David for more than 15 years.

In reality David Lonsdale is not a bit like David Stockwell, for a start he looks much taller (strange that!) he does not have a Yorkshire accent and he is a highly intelligent man who kept us entertained with his stories and anecdotes about the funny things which had happened to him during his long career and about some of the other actors he has worked with.

David and Diane were excellent company and everyone agreed that David is an all round very talented man and we were so lucky that he had the time to come and join us.

David also appears on the Southport Community On-Line Radio Station – Mighty FM, which is due back on the internet in a few weeks – and is well worth listening to.