Peter Hough

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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Crosby life hits the magazine stands

As the Chair of Crosby Area Committee I was interviewed a couple of weeks ago about Crosby for Lancashire Life magazine. The interview was originally scheduled before Christmas - but the snow and ice put paid to that.

Having been interviewed countless times in the past for newspapers, magazines, radio and television in my capacity as a writer, this was a doddle and very enjoyable. Amanda Griffiths must have talked to me for almost an hour and a half. When I learned she was restricted to a 1000 words, and was interviewing other people too,  I knew there was going to be some deft editing! A lot did end up on the cutting room floor, but the article is well balanced and informative, and does the town proud.

For me, this was an opportunity to highlight all that Crosby has to offer. Far too often people tend to dwell on negatives, and we can miss what's under our noses. Crosby isn't a chocolate box village in rural Lancashire, it's a real town with real people, and that comes across in the article.

A wide range of local folk are featured including Crosby Scout and Guides Marina Club and local traders. There isn't much air-brushing either - the plight of Crosby Village is covered, with mention of Sainbury's £50 million regeneration package being thrown out.

The article is in the February edition - out now.

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