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    I took a few photos in New Brighton yesterday that you may like to see.


    Marine Park Bowling Club. I like the green in that one.


    Summer's here and don't the plants look great.


    I've got quite a collection of photographs of the three Victorian shelters on the promenade. It's great that they are still there and I love them, but it does upset me to see the state that they are in...




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    New Brighton really is the Last Resort. It's almost a forgotten town. This is the abandoned Mini Golf course next to the Palace and the Floral Pavilion.



    My Great Nan (born in 1903) grew up in Belmont Road, just behind the Palace. Her mother ran one of the many guest houses in the town. I'll always remember the stories she used to tell me about the way New Brighton used to be.

    She told me about when she would sit in the front garden and watch the lift of the tower going up and down and about the crowds coming on the ferry from Liverpool.

    It's almost unbelievable now that the town used to be a thriving resort. It's absolutely dead, but there is something I love about New Brighton and I think it is a great place to take photographs.

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    I've played crazy golf at that abandoned course, many moons ago.
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    Hi Ross

    Many thanks for sharing your photographs of New Brighton with us, as well as your thoughts and family stories. Wonderful stuff.

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    I remember using the Crazy Golf course, in the late 50's early 60's. A realy
    sad site to see, I also remember the old Fair now a housing estate.

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    I remember walking up and down there with my auntie when I was young. Not been there for years though. I didn't realise what a state it was all in now.

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    I aint been to New Brighton since the 1960's. Is the funfair still there ?

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