The phrase “In a Pickle” means to be in a challenging or difficult circumstance. It alludes to being as disoriented or mixed up as the vegetables that make up pickle. Originating in the 1600s, it is referenced most famously in Shakespeare’s The Tempest in 1611,
And Trinculo is reeling ripe: where should they Find this grand liquor that hath gilded ‘em? How camest thou in this pickle?
Pickle Magazine is a publication produced in India, which focuses on the Indian entertainment industry. The company objective is to ‘project the prospects of value added growth for the Indian entertainment industry within and outside of India.’
Brine Pools are found on the bottom of the Ocean. Due to the high saline concentration, the brine is heavier than the surrounding ocean, forming lakes on the Ocean floor. The first was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico 650ft below the surface.
Southport’s “Lakeside Inn” is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest pub in Britain. Originally built in 1886 as part of the boat house, it is located alongside the Marine Lake measuring just 22ft by 16ft, with a license to hold only fifty people.
The Lakeside Miniature railway was built in Southport in 1911. Running along the Marine lake on the sea front, it is representative of the many mini pleasure railways that appeared in the early 1900s. The two original locomotives that travelled the line were named ‘King George” and “Princess Elizabeth.”
Slot car racing is a popular hobby whereby miniature motor vehicles are guided along a track and raced in competition with each other. Although the early models were powered by internal combustion engines, modern slot cars are powered with electricity using a hand controller. The first slot cars were designed and distributed by Lionel (USA) in 1912. The craze had reached Britain by the 1940s and in 1954 The Southport Model Engineering Society in the UK constructed an electric race course with a 6-lane layout which was almost 60 feet long- a ground breaking achievement.
During the Festival of Britain there were many exhibitions and events. The eccentrics corner was held in the Lion and Unicorn pavilion, where these wind driven motorcyclists goggles were first shown to the general public. The wind drives the motor which in turn enables the wipers to move.