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    Default New Brighton

    I was down New Brighton before. They have drained the boating lake and have started to build a new supermarket down there. What a shame. I'll see if I can get some pictures tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I was down New Brighton before. They have drained the boating lake and have started to build a new supermarket down there. What a shame. I'll see if I can get some pictures tomorrow.
    Such a pity that...pity they didn't move one of the prisons out of liverpool onto the boating lake.

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    For the benefit of our younger members this is what New Brighton used to look like in 1959
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    I love that photograph of a vibrant and flourishing New Brighton as a seaside resort of fifty-one years ago. Thanks for posting it, Joe!

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    Yes Joe, That's just how I remember it!! Cheers and Thanks for the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm NZ View Post
    Yes Joe, That's just how I remember it!! Cheers and Thanks for the photo.
    Yes... and I think it looked essentially the same in the early-mid 60's too...

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    There is a campaign to make Wirral MBC restore the tidal paddling pool - I'll try to find the contact. The pool was breached on grounds of - yes, you guessed it - that scourge of the 21st century, 'Elf'n'safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merseyswimmer View Post
    There is a campaign to make Wirral MBC restore the tidal paddling pool - I'll try to find the contact. The pool was breached on grounds of - yes, you guessed it - that scourge of the 21st century, 'Elf'n'safety.

    Swimmer Pete
    Ha, why did I already know that. These H&S zealots are everywhere.

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    My Mum took me on many days out to New Brighton, what an adventure it was !, over on the ferry then onto the "old" fair, then the new one (the indoor one !), then fish and chips in a cafe on Victoria Road LOvely !!!!...
    Years later I lived just up the road from New Brighton off Seabank Road, what a change I saw no outside fair just a new housing estate !, the indoor one was run down, the shops and cafes where mostly closed, it was so sad.
    I think the demolition of the pier was the end of New Brighton !.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    My Mum took me on many days out to New Brighton, what an adventure it was !, over on the ferry then onto the "old" fair, then the new one (the indoor one !), then fish and chips in a cafe on Victoria Road LOvely !!!!...
    Years later I lived just up the road from New Brighton off Seabank Road, what a change I saw no outside fair just a new housing estate !, the indoor one was run down, the shops and cafes where mostly closed, it was so sad.
    I think the demolition of the pier was the end of New Brighton !.
    You wanna see it now. All the front is dug up, boating lake drained. Victoria road is just houses now. Most of the pubs and shops have gone. Awful, and they still call it a resort...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    I love that photograph of a vibrant and flourishing New Brighton as a seaside resort of fifty-one years ago. Thanks for posting it, Joe!

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    Me too. My Granddad often used to take us over there on the ferry.

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    I love it too , it took me right back to my childhood .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    I love it too , it took me right back to my childhood .
    I remember going up the Tower on the chair lift. I thought it was the most glamourous thing in the World...

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    I remember being there once with my grandad and brother, and once of us fell in the boating lake and had to travel home wet-through on the bus. For the life of me I can't remember if it was me or my brother. Grandad got told off by my mum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    I remember being there once with my grandad and brother, and once of us fell in the boating lake and had to travel home wet-through on the bus. For the life of me I can't remember if it was me or my brother. Grandad got told off by my mum!
    it still happens, I got the little fella soaked on more than one occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I remember going up the Tower on the chair lift. I thought it was the most glamourous thing in the World...
    I've posted this before, but probably on a sailors forum before we migrated to Yo.

    Off topic a bit but it is a memory brought back by mention of a chair lift.

    We had one day in Singapore before flying home. We'd been up nearly 30 hours when we arrived there so should have been sleeping. Me and an electrician from Liverpool - George Fisher - got in a taxi and asked the driver to show us the island. He finished by dropping us off for the cable car across to Sentosa Island. It goes from a hill on Singapore to a hill on Sentosa, so when it crosses the water you are exceptionally high.
    As we crossed the water George admitted he was scared of heights. Being a total tosser, I started to rock the car. I stopped when I realised that George was genuinely freaking out. He was trembling when we got off and I said there was nothing to be scared about as it was totally safe.

    A few weeks after we got home I saw on TV that the cable car had come down and people had been killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    I've posted this before, but probably on a sailors forum before we migrated to Yo.

    Off topic a bit but it is a memory brought back by mention of a chair lift.

    We had one day in Singapore before flying home. We'd been up nearly 30 hours when we arrived there so should have been sleeping. Me and an electrician from Liverpool - George Fisher - got in a taxi and asked the driver to show us the island. He finished by dropping us off for the cable car across to Sentosa Island. It goes from a hill on Singapore to a hill on Sentosa, so when it crosses the water you are exceptionally high.
    As we crossed the water George admitted he was scared of heights. Being a total tosser, I started to rock the car. I stopped when I realised that George was genuinely freaking out. He was trembling when we got off and I said there was nothing to be scared about as it was totally safe.

    A few weeks after we got home I saw on TV that the cable car had come down and people had been killed.
    I remember a big wheel in Gloucester and me and a few of the guys went on it. We ended up climbing outside the carriages for a laugh. Fair ground folk sure have no sense of humour....

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    I have such fond memories of New Brighton , my friend has a photo of me coming down the bumpy slide when i was seventeen ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    I have such fond memories of New Brighton , my friend has a photo of me coming down the bumpy slide when i was seventeen ..
    Been looking for one of them for the little fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Been looking for one of them for the little fella.
    There's a place just befoore you get to Farmer Teds , the make garen slides and climbing frames , maybe they'll have one .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    There's a place just befoore you get to Farmer Teds , the make garen slides and climbing frames , maybe they'll have one .
    Where's father Teds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Where's father Teds?
    Craggy Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Craggy Island?
    Where's Craggy Island?

    Are you two winding me up...

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    Farmer not Father ! Farmer Ted's i just past Tesco's in Formby , just drive towards Ormskirk and you'll see it !

    Yes Kevin is right , Father Ted's house is indeed on Craggy Island .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    Farmer not Father ! Farmer Ted's i just past Tesco's in Formby , just drive towards Ormskirk and you'll see it !

    Yes Kevin is right , Father Ted's house is indeed on Craggy Island .
    You two are just winding me up with this telly talk. You know I don't watch it.

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    No honestly , Farmer Teds is a farm , the kids can pet and play with the animals and everything , it also has a big indoor play area , it's a great place for kids ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    You two are just winding me up with this telly talk. You know I don't watch it.
    For Pablo.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/f...ed/4od#2922970

    One of the best comedies in recent years. Such a tragedy that Dermot died so young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    For Pablo.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/f...ed/4od#2922970

    One of the best comedies in recent years. Such a tragedy that Dermot died so young.
    The episode where Ted was accused of being a racist , oh that was the funniest ever episode for me . Yes it was a shame he died , very sad .

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    Me thinksI'm getting wound up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    The episode where Ted was accused of being a racist , oh that was the funniest ever episode for me . Yes it was a shame he died , very sad .
    Escaping the lingerie department was one of my favourites - I understood exactly how they felt; must have been my Catholic upbringing.

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