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Captain Pugwash & Friends

Type:Exhibition

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Lancashire, PR8 1DB

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Cartoon of Captain Pugwash and his friends on a pirate ship.

The TV and book creations of John Ryan.  ‘Ahoy there shipmates!’ Come along to The Atkinson and join Captain Pugwash and his motley crew for some pirate fun.  

Did you know that Captain Pugwash’s ship The Black Pig first set sail in Southport?  The bumbling pirate captain and his arch-enemy Cut-Throat Jake first crossed swords in the earliest editions of the Eagle magazine when it was being written and illustrated in a small studio in Churchtown.  

Captain Pugwash went on to become a popular children’s TV animation in the 1950s and early 60s as well as being revived in colour in the 1970s and 90s. John Ryan, who created Pugwash, contributed other Eagle favourites including ‘Harris Tweed, Special Agent’ as well as ‘Lettice Leefe’ for Eagle’s companion paper Girl, and ‘Sir Boldasbrass’ for Swift

The exhibition includes examples of John Ryan’s artwork for the Eagle as well as graphics for other successful TV animations including ‘The Adventures of Sir Prancelot’ and ‘Mary, Mungo and Midge’.  The exhibition is curated by John’s daughter Isabel Ryan who provided the voice for Mary in ‘Mary, Mungo and Midge’ and is now responsible for the Estate of John Ryan.

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Opening Times

Open (31 July 2021 - 28 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00

Prices

Free exhibition

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsEngland We're Good To Go England We're Good To Go 2020

Directions

Road Directions

From the South, take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport. From the North, follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport. For direct routes please visit the AA Route planner. Park & ride services There are three operating park and ride services in Southport; the Esplanade, Kew and Fairways. Click on each name for further information on the current service offered. Parking There is on-road pay and display parking around Southport as well as a number of off-road car parks. For more detailed car parking information in Southport please visit Sefton website for car parking information

Public Transport Directions

With a network of travel centres across Merseyside, Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport. National Express coaches serve Southport from all major UK towns and cities making the town easily accessibly by coach. With 3 airports less than an hour away, Southport is easily accessible by air: Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the UK’s longest established operational airports, and is located 7 miles from Liverpool City Centre with major operators including KLM, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is fully integrated into the North West’s Public transport system and located just ten minutes from the major motorway network making it easily accessible. Blackpool International Airport offers passengers a congestion-freealternative for air travel in and out of the Northwest. It is conveniently located at the end of the M55 which links up with the M6 and has public transport links nearby. Manchester International Airport is one of the UK’s most accessible international gateways operating to more than 200 destinations. You can connect to the airport via a number of options including train, coach and road links. Daily ferry crossings arrive into Liverpool from Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of man. There are also sailings from Dun Laogshire to Holyhead.

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COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed

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  • Promenade/Seaside Location

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