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    On my travels I popped into Newsham Park, and had a pleasant
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    I still remember rowing boats on the lake in the 50s.
    Fishing in the them days would have the wrath of the Park Keeper beating at your gluteals. His memory was second to none.
    Oh happy, carefree days of yore.

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    nice picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by phredd View Post
    I still remember rowing boats on the lake in the 50s.
    Fishing in the them days would have the wrath of the Park Keeper beating at your gluteals. His memory was second to none.
    Oh happy, carefree days of yore.

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    Hi Phredd,
    do you remember the windmill? It was used to pump water from one lake to the other,I think

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    Lovely pic Kev, spent hours in the rowing boats & the sailing model of a Lancashire 'nobby' made by my grandad prior to 1910 that we used to sail in the boating pond ,named 'Lily' is a feature, fully rigged , in our bedroom today ! Do the courting couples still use the park as we did & are the nesting swans still as vicious ? Ron Hamilton.Tokoroa, N.Z.
    Last edited by Ron Ham; 08-28-2007 at 10:42 AM. Reason: Sorry for calling you Kev ,Steve (it's me age !)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ham View Post
    Lovely pic Kev, spent hours in the rowing boats & the sailing model of a Lancashire 'nobby' made by my grandad prior to 1910 that we used to sail in the boating pond ,named 'Lily' is a feature, fully rigged , in our bedroom today ! Do the courting couples still use the park as we did & are the nesting swans still as vicious ? Ron Hamilton.Tokoroa, N.Z.

    Have been called worse.. Yes you still get the couples mainly in cars
    these days, never saw any swans, plenty of ducks....

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    Hi,
    I am a researcher at the University of Liverpool, researching the history of the city's parks and gardens. I notice that there are a lot of postings that suggest people have memories/information about the parks and how you;ve used them over the past decades.
    I would be very grateful if you could email me any memories, descriptions of activities, features, experiences, events etc. that you remember from any of Liverpool's parks. It would be great to see any images, whether photos or postcards etc. The project email address is:
    K.Jones2@liv.ac.uk
    See the research project's website at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/history/research/parksproject

    Many thanks
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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show played there.
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    Hello Katy.
    Welcome.
    Did you know Sefton Park had a statue of Eros?
    Exactly like the one in Piccadilly Circus.

    No prizes for guessing where it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ham View Post
    Lovely pic Kev, spent hours in the rowing boats & the sailing model of a Lancashire 'nobby' made by my grandad prior to 1910 that we used to sail in the boating pond ,named 'Lily' is a feature, fully rigged , in our bedroom today ! Do the courting couples still use the park as we did & are the nesting swans still as vicious ? Ron Hamilton.Tokoroa, N.Z.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show played there.
    Thanks for this. Does anyone have any info about it? I've not seen anything about it in the newspapers - does anyone know of a year I could check for the local press?

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    Not sure about the exact date...I'll try and find out. If I am correct they played more than once.

    I found this:

    The “Wild West fever” caused by Buffalo Bill’s show in Europe had centrally to do with the show’s claim to represent “the real thing” that people in Europe had read about and dreamed about for years. The Wild West show was fast, exciting entertainment that competed with the big circuses that emerged at about the same time in the United States and a little later in Europe as well, but offered something the circuses did not: authenticity. As the Liverpool Mercury put it in 1891, it is “a piece of the Wild West bodily transported to our midst …It is not a show in the ordinary acceptance of the term, because the actors are each and all real characters—men who have figured not on the stage, but in real life.”

    The full article can be found here:

    http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/732428.html
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    Does anyone have any pictures of when The Fun Fair was in Newsham Park Please as i work for Collins's and would like to see some of the old rides they used to bring to the park.

    BTW The dates for this years fair are as follows
    Thursday 28th August 2008- Sunday 31st August 2008
    Open Daily from 1pm - 8pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MAINEAK MIKE DAMANN View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures of when The Fun Fair was in Newsham Park Please as i work for Collins's and would like to see some of the old rides they used to bring to the park.

    BTW The dates for this years fair are as follows
    Thursday 28th August 2008- Sunday 31st August 2008
    Open Daily from 1pm - 8pm
    See http://www.shanesfunfairpics.fotopic.net/c1070394.html

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    Hi all

    I am thinking of moving to Fairfield, as there is a property I have fallen in love with.
    I have only ever lived in the south of the city (as well as west kirby and hoylake) so I don't know Fairfield too well at all.

    Does anyone live around there?

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    Hiya yeah I live on Birchfield Road in Fairfield and to honest with you, I would not recommend it all nowadays, the scallies from Kenny are only on the otherside of you and they're alot of housebreaking etc etc more so than when I lived in Toxteth, granted there are some nice places to be had, but they're available cos the areas total crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockney-fella View Post
    Hiya yeah I live on Birchfield Road in Fairfield and to honest with you, I would not recommend it all nowadays, the scallies from Kenny are only on the otherside of you and they're alot of housebreaking etc etc more so than when I lived in Toxteth, granted there are some nice places to be had, but they're available cos the areas total crap
    Thank you for your honest answer.
    It's such a shame, because there are as you say, some beautiful properties in the area, that would cost the earth in other areas.

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    LIVERPOOL City Council is being forced to sell properties in a Conservation Area after being accused of neglecting the housing stock and allowing it to fall into squalor.

    The situation in the Newsham Park area has became so desperate that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears, has upheld her predecessor’s order, forcing the council to sell up.

    It is the first time the government has been forced to act under a law known as Public Request Ordering Disposal for more than a decade.

    The Empty Homes Agency, an independent charity, described the tale of how Prescot Road and Prescot Drive slid into a derelict state over a decade, as “one of the most dispiriting we have heard”.

    Some houses had been purchased by the council and left empty and unmanaged descending into dereliction, and cCampaigners are claiming a famous victory.

    Cllr Steve Radford, leader of the Liberal Party, said: “The fact the council dragged its heels for five years and then the Secretary of State compounded this neglect for a further 18 months, does not detract from this historic victory.

    “We hope this will make the council wake up concerning its role as a landlord of mass neglect when its comes to derelict homes and land.”

    Campaigner Jonathan Brown, from the Friends of Newsham Park, said: “We hope this can finally signal a new beginning for this criminally neglected part of the city – and set a precedent discouraging long-term land banking of good homes at public expense.”

    David Ireland, chief executive of the Empty Homes Agency, said: “These houses are some of the most neglected we have seen. Allowing them to fall into such an appalling state is nothing less than a scandal.

    “The houses are a dangerous invitation to adventurous children and petty criminals. Inside one of the houses, there was evidence of drug taking, and small fires having been lit on the floors.

    “The potential risk to those entering the house including children was obvious. The absence of any form of management of these properties was, in my view, negligent.

    “Cases like this are thankfully rare but, where public landlords fail to bring their empty homes back into use, it is right that the government should force their sale to someone who can manage them better.

    “We hope this case will serve as a warning to other public sector landlords that there is a consequence to failing to bring their empty homes back into use.”

    In response, a city council spokesman said: “The problem here has been that nobody wanted to invest in these houses but as soon as we showed interest, the sharks gathered and wanted to buy.”

    Cllr Frank Doran, assistant executive member neighbourhoods and housing, explained that the council had wanted to demolish the row and start again.

    Their plans, he said, were to create a sympathetic new build which would not only suit the area but avoid the VAT inherent in refurbishment projects and save money through economies of scale. However, local opposition had vetoed this option and simply tracing the owners of the derelict buildings had taken many months, he said.

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    Hi Kev

    It comes to something when the Council itself is accused of neglecting properties. Hopefully this will serve as a wakeup call to them.

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