Monday 26th August
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The Free Library and Art Gallery, sign can be seen on The Atkinson Building
Mr Atkinson must have been worth a bob or two! He was obviously a very benevolent chap as well. JP I know is Justice of the Peace - but what does the DL stand for?
Could the D.L stand for Deputy Lieutenant?
Southport World it looks like your right. Wikipedia agrees with you-but you can't trust them. I found a web-site that appears to prove you are right. Well done!