Southport eh? I used to visit some family up there quite regularly. I liked the Wayfarers shopping arcade - in fact, I seem to remember there being some sort of gaming hobby shop near the entrance at one point. I don't know if the Thalian Wars tape was the best one to go for in terms of coherency but I suppose it must have been easy to get hold of for them. I suspect the weather may have put people off, although if they were already there it might have encouraged them to stay indoors!
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