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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Escaping the lingerie department was one of my favourites - I understood exactly how they felt; must have been my Catholic upbringing.
    Is everyone on here Catholic...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Is everyone on here Catholic...
    I said 'Catholic' upbringing. Never claimed I was a Catholic now - the nuns beat all religious tendencies out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    I said 'Catholic' upbringing. Never claimed I was a Catholic now - the nuns beat all religious tendencies out of me.
    same thing happened to me dad. That's why he wouldn't send us to a Catholic school.

    Ironic really, cos he used to kick me up and down the stairs. Spose he was keeping me for himself...

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    I think I have mentioned it before there are some more old pics of New Brighton on my flickrset

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/exacta2...7604706463338/
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    I think I have mentioned it before there are some more old pics of New Brighton on my flickrset

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/exacta2...7604706463338/
    I've had a good look at them Joe. Great pictures. Great site too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    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...
    Sad very sad !

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    Quite true about the Catholic school nuns.. Made me Never want to be a Nun..

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    Quite true about the Catholic school nuns.. Made me Never want to be a Nun..
    Were you thinking of becoming a Nun then NL.

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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!
    Funny how many people come home from New Brighton soaked through ! My mate got stuck in quicksand there (very frightening tho' she was nearly up to her waist ! ) and 2 lads helped pull her out.
    We'd missed the last ferry from NB and had to do that long walk along to Secombe to catch that one. She was caked in wet mud and soaked!!

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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.
    OMG! that's awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    OMG! that's awful
    Just looked it up - my memory is playing tricks as the accident must have been about a year after I was on it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapo...e_Car_disaster

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    This is the boating lake at New Brighton. It looks like it is gonna be a major building programme.

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    [IMG][/IMG]

    These were all taken through the fence. I had me litle mate with me, so didn't fancy climbing the fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    For the benefit of our younger members this is what New Brighton used to look like in 1959
    This is the same site today. Taken from the bottom of where the pier was.

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    my old pic was published in the Echo on Sat 23rd January half a page with comment from me, found out when friends approached me and said saw your pic in the paper Joe.
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    Hello. have posted this link for the young at heart.
    Enjoyed the funfair when young, and the dances on
    a Saturday night when a teenager and beyond. Sad
    day for New Brighton.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnS3ZLaXPMk

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    my old pic was published in the Echo on Sat 23rd January half a page with comment from me, found out when friends approached me and said saw your pic in the paper Joe.
    Great one Joe. They are very good though.

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    Spent a pleasant afternoon on the golden sands of New Brighton yesterday, nobody else there, the excavations must have put them off.I thought they were only using the lake area but it`s much bigger than that.Strolled along to Seacombe for the ferry to Liverpool then into the Midland for a pint of Theakstons,then home for my tea.It`s hard work being a pensioner these days.
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    I really do sympathise with you! but great photographs, many thanks.

    Tony

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    I have to agree with you Gregs Dad! I don't know how I ever found time to go to work!!!!

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    I am extremely pleased to see that the redevelopment of New Brighton is beginning to - at last - gather momentum. All too often we've heard that 'work is due to start soon' only to then be told that things have been put on hold...

    I have visited New Brighton on a couple of occasions this week and I've seen that the Marine Lake has been drained and that the site of the pool has been cleared. I will be visiting again over the weekend and I'll take my camera this time.

    I have links here to two Facebook groups that are definitely worth looking at... one centres around photographs of old Liscard and the other looks at old New Brighton:

    OLD LISCARD GROUP

    OLD NEW BRIGHTON GROUP

    I'm sure these will be of interest...
    My Merseyside StreetView photos on flickr

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    Nice one Ross. I'll have a better look at your sites when I have a bit more time.

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    Marine Park bowling greens

    Marine Park tennis courts
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    Period Postcard of New Brighton Tower, circa 1905



    HMS Hindustan Passing New Brighton Tower, August 1907

    Photograph that appeared in the Liverpool Echo, March 6, 1968, along with the following letter to the editor in a section entited "My Yesterday" which was a series being published in the newspaper at the time:

    Days of the Tower

    MY MERSEY MEMORY is of a day in August 1907. The Lusitania had arrived from her builders, and ten units of the Channel Fleet, under Lord Charles Beresford, were anchored in the river. Here is one of them, H.M.S. Hindustan, passing New Brighton Tower.

    JOHN HERRON,
    The Ferry Hotel,
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    See this page from Mike Kemble's site for a view of New Brighton Tower from the promenade at Liscard

    Old Mother Redcap's -- Also features a poem by yours truly.

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    [IMG][/IMG]
    Storm on the horizon at New Brighton yesterday
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    Morrisons store being erected on the front across the newly restored boating lake
    [IMG][/IMG]
    Variety of gulls resting
    [IMG][/IMG]
    Across the new lake
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    Where`s all my mates gone
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    Absolutely great images love the seagulls on the rail.
    multi multa; nemo omnia novit

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    Ye olde lighthouse
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    They are lovely photos gregs dad, I have put the photo of the Lighthouse with the greenery as my background on the computer. It looks lovely!

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