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    Very nice Dave, I'll see what I've got
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    Nice pic, Dave. Do you or anyone know how the proposed gigantic Tom Murphy sculpture planned for the mouth of the Mersey at New Brighton fit in with Fort Perch Rock and the lighthouse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Nice pic, Dave. Do you or anyone know how the proposed gigantic Tom Murphy sculpture planned for the mouth of the Mersey at New Brighton fit in with Fort Perch Rock and the lighthouse?

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    It's a no goer Chris. Has been for a few years I'm afraid. It's a shame, because I'm sure the money spent on the sculpture could have been recouped by the amount of tourists who visited it.

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    Scouserdave do you have any advice about looking after lenses on a camera? How to clean them etc?

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    Beaut photograph, ScouserDave.Seem to have captured the serenity of the view.

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    They moan about towers blocking views of the cathedral and they really know what they're on about in the Wirral of course,where else would want to slap a Morrisons supermarket next to the beautiful Fort Perch rock there? that's a beautiful picture Dave but what that picture needs is a lovely looking supermarket to make it perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    They moan about towers blocking views of the cathedral and they really know what they're on about in the Wirral of course,where else would want to slap a Morrisons supermarket next to the beautiful Fort Perch rock there? that's a beautiful picture Dave but what that picture needs is a lovely looking supermarket to make it perfect.
    Well said Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissie Braithwaite View Post
    Scouserdave do you have any advice about looking after lenses on a camera? How to clean them etc?
    Not really, apart from having a UV lense attached and keeping your lense cap on in between taking shots. If you really have to clean your lense, use a very mild solution of washing up liquid and warm water. A bit like cleaning your specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Not really, apart from having a UV lense attached and keeping your lense cap on in between taking shots. If you really have to clean your lense, use a very mild solution of washing up liquid and warm water. A bit like cleaning your specs.
    Thanks for the advice, Dave. I am these days more of a writer than a photographer and mostly take photographs (35 mm slides -- yes I am in the dark ages) for history presentations I give. I will soon though reacquire a scanner and post some of the shots of Liverpool in the Sixties and later that I took, some quite artsy, others mostly straightforward shots of historical buildings in the area that might be of interest to the denizens of the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Thanks for the advice, Dave. I am these days more of a writer than a photographer and mostly take photographs (35 mm slides -- yes I am in the dark ages) for history presentations I give. I will soon though reacquire a scanner and post some of the shots of Liverpool in the Sixties and later that I took, some quite artsy, others mostly straightforward shots of historical buildings in the area that might be of interest to the denizens of the forum.

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    Hiya Chris,
    I can't wait to see your 60's/later Liverpool pics. Seriously! I've got a knot in my stomach just thinking about them!

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    I'd love to see them too.

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    Aplogies for being dormant recently, I hope that these images that I have taken from around Birkenhead will make up for it!


    Birkenhead Park Auntumn can be a great time in Birkenhead Park, as this image shows!


    Birkenhead ParkI got this en-route to college; This is a great place to be in the morning sun!


    Rodney Street, Bhead This is one of a few strrets that run up the hill-side from Birkenhead Town Centre. You may be able to pick out some noticable landmarks of you look closely!


    Argyle Street, Bhead This is probably one of the most famous views Birkenhead has to offer and has been caught on many a occasion. Unity can be seen popping its head over the Gasometre on the right.


    Frodsham Street, Bhead This shot reminds me a little of Everton Ridge before all of it's houses got pulled down. Here, stairs have had to be installed so that people can get up and down the street!


    Olive Crescent, Bhead This scene does look better in the flesh, honest! Birkenhead Priory can be seen in the background with the black spire


    Olive Mount,Bhead What timeing was that! It was by sheer chance that I was able to get over to this position in time to see a rainbow arc toward the lantern if Paddy's Wigwam. It's only a shame the rainbow wasn't going into the lantern itself really! Now that would have been a picture then!


    Olive Mount, BheadI leave you with a close up of the previous image; Pretty chuffed with this to say the least!

    Hope you enjoyed a few images of Liverpool from angles that you have probably never seen before!
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    Those pics are great Wallasey...very impressive.

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    Yes very good, all these quality pics give u a sense of being out when u are actually inside!!

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    How about a small look at Birkenhead?


    Ashburton Avenue, Claughton This is a view over suburban Birkenhead to the two cathedrals; What a cracking view! Behind where I was standing was a house overlooking this impeccable view (it looks better in the flesh, honest!) but it was derelict! How could you not want to have that view on your doorstep? Madness!


    Upper Flaybrick Road, Claughton This is a small view over the Flaybrick Cemy toward the Princes Dock and Everton Ridge. This is also quite a pleasant view in my opinion with the Everton Water Tower peeping over the skyline.

    Now, New Brightondeserves some coverage I think...


    Egerton Street, N B'ton These houses once overlooked the New Brighton Tower and its extensive grounds. Now, they overlook a large, open, green space which was once a hive of activity.


    Egerton Street, N B'ton I never knew these cottages existed! By the looks of it, they are likely to pre-date Atherton who was the man who saw the potential of New Brighton and was the genius behind the Tower and most of the other attractions to which have long since gone. Indeed, New Brighton was never actually made into the full resort Atherton had planned and so it could be argued that it has been a blip since the idea was first concieved.


    Tollemache Street, N B'ton The refurbishd building on the Front was the "Chelsea" Bar which went bust a few years ago. The building was then left for a few years before a dveloper decided to turn the building into appartments. Should be quite nice! The terraces in the foreground have such ornate railings don't they?


    Victoria Road, N B'ton Mother Redcaps Pub appears to have gone bust! I don't know when this happened but it is a symbol of New Brighton's contiual down spiral. It is such a shame really but New Brighton just doesn't seem to cut it anymore. This will more evident once the Floral Pavillion Theatre closes it's doors. Hopefully, it won't be for long though.


    Victoria Road, N B'ton A better view of the old Chelsea Bar. It looks much better now than it did a few years ago, that's for sure!


    Marine Promonade, N B'ton This is the new Bowling Alley and Laser Quest. It replaces a building from the 60's which was a bit ugly. This building mimiks the amusment arcade which is a little art deco-y in it's own right; The stone work to me looks a little Northumbrian. I say this as most new buildings up there use the same shading of stone but in larger quantities. Anyway, this building is starting to fit in quite well on the New Brighton Prom. I do wonder, however, what the grey panneling will look like in a few years time.


    Marine Promonade, N B'ton Finally, a trip to New Brighton would'nt be complete without a view over to the Fort and the Lighthouse. The reflection in the Marine Lake is quite pleasant don't you think?
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    Looking across t'wirral

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    Hello Kev

    I had to orientate myself for a moment but is your view looking from Otterspool Prom toward Ellesmere Port, with, I assume, Frodsham Hill and Helsby Hill to the left?

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    Wallasey, thanks for posting those fab views. Brings back memories of days out at NewBrighton and walking around those lovely roads.
    That Chelsea bar - that must be the 'Chelsea Reach' as I remember it ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hello Kev

    I had to orientate myself for a moment but is your view looking from Otterspool Prom toward Ellesmere Port, with, I assume, Frodsham Hill and Helsby Hill to the left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Wallasey, thanks for posting those fab views. Brings back memories of days out at NewBrighton and walking around those lovely roads.
    That Chelsea bar - that must be the 'Chelsea Reach' as I remember it ??
    Possibly! It was Chelsea something anyway.

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    Wallasey's pics are fantastic, aren't they Kev? Love yours too

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    Wallasey's pics are fantastic, aren't they Kev? Love yours too
    T'anks Dave! Kev's was great for Stanlow and Frodders (places which are slightly innaccessible for me!) Should go down the Otterspool one day, haven't been properly for ages!
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    Greeeet pics
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    Some really good photos there.

    The Chelsea was previously know as the Chelsea Reach and my Nan once told me it used to be the Late Night Extra. Though I don't know whether that's right.

    Bobby's Bar used to be the Golden Guinea.

    But that would also need a whole thread of its own if we were gonna talk about 'Old New Brighton'.

    I'm always looking for info. and photos of the open air pool if anyone can help me - but that, I suspect is a bit more difficult than some.

    Does anyone remember the concert at New Brighton Baths in 1984? Frankie Goes To Hollywood performed at it.

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    I'm always looking for info. and photos of the open air pool if anyone can help me - but that, I suspect is a bit more difficult than some.
    It opened in 1934.
    It was claimed to be the largest open-air pool in the world.

    Demolished in 1990.

    2 early postcards and 3 photos from May 1990.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    It opened in 1934...Demolished in 1990.
    Apparently because of a freak storm which damaged the pool beyond repair. This was the 'visitors' pool; the 'residents' pool was the Derby baths which was along Harrison Drive. This also went at some point in time but there is a pub near to the site named the "Derby Pool" which is on Bayview Road.

    Great Archive images Phil!
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    Default New Brighton and Wallasey, LMS poster, 1923-1947.

    Go to

    http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/r...g=2&imagepos=3

    In addition, other New Brighton posters may be found on the same website by searching on "New Brighton."

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    I don't think this too bad a photo. I took this one in the early hours of 1.1.07

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