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    Excellent work as usual, Joe. Well done.

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    Great pics of the lake, pity there are no crabs to catch in there tho.....my two kids most disappointed

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    A sad story from New Brighton from nearly 120 years ago. Courtesy of Howard Brown at JtR Forums...

    From Illustrated Police News, Saturday, July 9, 1892
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    New brighton from the tower in 1959

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    New Brighton from the Tower Grounds today.
    Well the bit of moss is still on the beach
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    One wonders why they took away the fairground resort? probably because the Pier had disappeared? people would have still trekked to new brighton if it was still the same resort today as it was then.

    Its a day out and the area lost revenue when they closed it down.

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    Brilliant Joe and I used to love going crabbing down on those mossy sandstone outcrops. This is me in the mid 70s with a mate from Gerard Crescent.



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    Incidentally Joe, there's a new Echo glossy out called New Brighton with lots of old scenes that yours compliment greatly.
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    Default New Brighton today

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    The boating lake has bee reinstated

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    tennis courts
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    bowling greens
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    Wellington Rd
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    Wellington Rd
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    Marine Park Mansions on Wellington Road

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    The shops,cinema,hotel compex in New Brighton is nearly finished. Took the wife to see it today,her opinion, "I won`t be visiting here anymore"
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    Yeah, it's taken the look of it for me. I'd rather have it on your arl pics and when the pier was there with the ghost train.
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    WOW!, what a change, for the worst I suspect. If I can find it I have
    a pic of me, me mum and nan in New Brighton must be the mid 50,s
    Donkey rides, candy floss, the amusement arcade, all gone, what a sheme

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    Hadn't New Brighton died a very slow death ?

    No way was it ever gonna become a tourist attraction again so it's nice to see some sort of progress and facilities being built which I can imagine will be very useful to the townies

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    I agree with Smurf.

    It's looking smarter judging by those photos. Will have to go over and have a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    WOW!, what a change, for the worst I suspect. If I can find it I have
    a pic of me, me mum and nan in New Brighton must be the mid 50,s
    Donkey rides, candy floss, the amusement arcade, all gone, what a sheme

    Would love to see that pic Steve I remember your mum, nan and sister. My mum and nan knew them well too.

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    Yes i'll go and take a look but it'll never be the same again - probably because i've grown up - only a bit mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I agree with Smurf.

    It's looking smarter judging by those photos. Will have to go over and have a look

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    Would love to see that pic Steve I remember your mum, nan and sister. My mum and nan knew them well too.
    Will try and find it, gringe :-)

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    I loved New Brighton! Especially in the 50's, Reminds me of my earlier days, the Tower, the fairground, the Palace, and the Spanish Bar in the basement of the Grand Hotel on the waterfront! Great Days. and I always have to look at this old pic of my wife and I walking down from the Tower grounds, pic was taken by one of the 'pavement photographers. taken about 1954.
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    Great pic' Norm! How are things by you?I heard briefly,that there had been more tremors,and damage!

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    No 'shake's in Auckland Steve! Christchurch folk are getting a bit 'fed-up' with it though! It would make sense if they re-built the city in another location in my opinion! and get off that 'faultline!!!
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    Some old pics of New Brighton, when the family used to visit a lot

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    The old Chelsea Reach building in New Brighton is now apartments

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    Liverpool from New Brighton with lens at 145 mm from New Brighton

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    From the same position with the lens set at 222 mm
    I can`t even see that far,can even make out my fishing ground on the Waterloo dock wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
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    The boating lake has bee reinstated

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    tennis courts
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    bowling greens
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    Wellington Rd
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    Wellington Rd
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    Marine Park Mansions on Wellington Road

    [IMG][/IMG]

    The shops,cinema,hotel compex in New Brighton is nearly finished. Took the wife to see it today,her opinion, "I won`t be visiting here anymore"
    Don't blame her! - Utterly hideous in my opinion!... And what about the casino? - It seems they're keeping quiet about that!

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    New Brighton fairground

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    Sorry, lots of photos I have were pasted in a book for 100 years and I had to pry them off so they are in dreadful shape
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    Here's one of me on a ride in New Brighton. (that's me on the right)



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    You can see the pier here -




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    .. and finally - I love these 1950's pics of my mum & dad and friends on a day out to New Brighton. I love the way they are all dressed so smart ! (My dad's the one wearing the overcoat)

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    My memories of New Brighton was.....

    How the ruddy hell are we going to get home now that we spent the ferry fare on the one arm bandits and lost.

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    Fine photographs, Lindy! I enjoyed seeing them.

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    Very smart looking man and of course a lovely lady finely dressed, Lindy ! Great !

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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
    I stand corrected!!! but i vagley remember when as a treat us kids were taken to new brighton in the 50/60's and mum & dad dressed up to the 9's jacket's and a tie just to go to a fun fair!!!

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    Lovely photos Lindy

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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.
    Sorry Kevin just a personal question? with them beating all the religious tendencies out of you, that age you wouldn't of thought of sex otherwise they would have said that's bad for you

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    New Brighton by exacta2a, on Flickr

    "Blot on the landscape" this is what the new complex looks like from the radar tower at Seaforth


    New brighton by exacta2a, on Flickr

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    Very fine photographs as usual, Joe.

    Cheers

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    What wonderful photos!
    I too have happy memories of New Brighton in the 50's and 60's, what always sticks in my mind is the freezing water in the outdoor pool but I can remember the wall of death as my dad was a motor cyclist and we used to watch them whizzing round and round getting higher and higher. It gradually became more run down but once the pier went it was the beginning of the end.
    They are now trying to bring it into the 21st century but the soul has gone, it is such a shame to see all the shops replaced by houses and all the B&B's have well gone. I see the new Travelodge has opened on the site of the old baths, I wonder when was the last time New Brighton had a new hotel?
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