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    Does Anyone remember and/or have any pictures of the Big dipper that used to be in New Brighton?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpab View Post
    Does Anyone remember and/or have any pictures of the Big dipper that used to be in New Brighton?
    Hello bigpad

    See "1951. Miniature Railway and the Big Dipper. New Brighton" at
    http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/t...1860/index.htm

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    Wasn't the big dipper at New Brighton a figure of 8? Here are some of the other attractions.
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    God That ferris wheel looks a bit rickity, now i look back at it we were a bit brave to go on it back then.
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    Thanks guys and yes it was definetly rickity to say the least!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Wasn't the big dipper at New Brighton a figure of 8? Here are some of the other attractions.
    Hi Ged

    Inspired by the photograph you posted.

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    The couple neck high
    on a rickety ferris wheel
    above the muddy beach,
    the forsaken fairground;

    no one else to brave
    the Tunnel of Love, gamble
    a shot for a Valentine bear.
    The gondola sways

    in the New Brighton breeze,
    lips, tongues, hands, swarm:
    intrepid explorers, for
    a lifetime or just now,

    dangling in mid-air.

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    New Brighton also had a tower like Blackpool and cable cars, Imonly know this as my grandmother had a newspaper cutting.
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    The tower at New Brighton, (Tower Ballroom) was taken down before my time on earth through lack of maintenance my Mam told me, and she was NEVER wrong
    Dont know what year it was but I think sometime in the mid 1920's.

    The Ferris wheel and the Roller rink where two of my fav., spots. Must have been crazy to go on the wheel them days.

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    Thank you for the memories guy's
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    Pics of New Brighton and the Tower Ballroom can be found here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by phredd View Post
    John
    The tower at New Brighton, (Tower Ballroom) was taken down before my time on earth through lack of maintenance my Mam told me, and she was NEVER wrong
    Dont know what year it was but I think sometime in the mid 1920's.

    The Ferris wheel and the Roller rink where two of my fav., spots. Must have been crazy to go on the wheel them days.

    Happy days long gone but not forgotten. 6pence pocket money per week = 1 penny return from West Derby Rd to Pier Head, bunk onto the ferry or pay 2 pence return and 4 pence to spend, Oh we were rich them days

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    So New Brighton has had two towers then? Because one burnt down in 1969
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheilsy View Post
    So New Brighton has had two towers then? Because one burnt down in 1969
    The original "Tower" stood on top of the Tower Ballrooms, The "Tower" was taken down year's and year's ago, the Tower Ballroom which was the base burned down in 1969.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    New Brighton also had a tower like Blackpool and cable cars, Imonly know this as my grandmother had a newspaper cutting.
    I remember riding to the top of the tower Ballroom in the cable car in the mid to late 50's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    The original "Tower" stood on top of the Tower Ballrooms, The "Tower" was taken down year's and year's ago, the Tower Ballroom which was the base burned down in 1969.
    New Brighton Tower was modelled after Eiffel's famous towers in Paris and Blackpool. It was demolished in 1919 as being unsafe, although, as you say, the building below the tower, which contained the ballroom, remained until 1969 when it burned and was demolished. The Beatles famously played the Tower Ballroom in their early years.

    See http://www.merseyside.net/newbrighton/Pages/tower.htm

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    It's hard to believe these days when I'm in New Brighton that the town was as much a thriving resort as Blackpool.

    The New Brighton Tower was in fact bigger than the one at Blackpool.

    It's good to see that work has started on the redevelopment of the Floral Pavilion. So far, the theatre and the adjacent gardens have been cleared.

    I hope that this will encourage further redevelopment in the town because apart from Riverside Bowl & Lazer Quest and the Bright Spot arcade and funfair, there is very little left in New Brighton.
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