Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 51

Thread: Stanley Park

  1. #1
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Stanley Park

    Had a walk around the newly refurbished Stanley park, and was amazed by the work that's been done! The conservatory looks fantastic,as well as the terrace,and various smaller structures! I used to play here,as a kid,and have fond memories of the paddling pool,the floral (cuckoo?) clock,and of course,the rowing boats,all of which,unfortunately,no longer exist!But,no matter, I just hope now,that there is some effort now,by the council,to keep it in it's present condition! ( I did take more pic's,but it was quite overcast,and they came out a bit dark!)
    Steve.

    Advertisements -------

  2. #2
    Senior Member Waterways's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,924
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22

    Default

    To think Liverpool FC are being allowed to build a stadium on the park, when Walton Hall Park is a far better site and a disused Merseyrail line is there waiting to serve the stadium and the surrounding districts.

    Walton Hall Park - Stadium
    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
    Save Liverpool Docks and Waterways - Click

    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
    longer of special interest to anyone, least of all the
    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


    Giving Liverpool a full Metro - CLICK
    Rapid-transit rail: Everton, Liverpool & Arena - CLICK

    Save Royal Iris - Sign Petition

  3. #3
    Senior Member lindylou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,677
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    It's looking good isn't it. I keep meaning to get along there with my camera. Thanks for posting those nice pics.
    Last edited by lindylou; 08-28-2009 at 12:29 PM. Reason: typing error

  4. #4
    Pablo42 pablo42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Wallasey
    Posts
    2,650
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Nice photos Steve. Boy, that's changed since I was last there. Think it will stay like that.

  5. #5
    Member LiverbirdLou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    South Liverpool
    Age
    43
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    It's looking great!!! I'm in the South end so Sefton Park is my usual park but I do wish that the whole of Liverpool could have had a vote with regard to the application to build a stadium.

    Still, great snaps makes me want to go there this weekend, may do that!

  6. #6
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    It's looking good isn't it. I keep meaning to get along there with my camera. Thanks for posting those nice pics.
    Thanks Lindy,
    I saw a woman,with a dog and camera,sitting on one of the benches,and I thought......is that a Yo'er,as I know you live around that area!
    Last edited by wsteve55; 08-28-2009 at 01:11 PM.

  7. #7
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Nice photos Steve. Boy, that's changed since I was last there. Think it will stay like that.
    Well,your guess is as good as mine,but there are now lots of railings,around,(with spikes...oooh!) and though these wont keep out your more determined vandal,it will cut down on casual stuff,which is where it usually starts!

  8. #8
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LiverbirdLou View Post
    It's looking great!!! I'm in the South end so Sefton Park is my usual park but I do wish that the whole of Liverpool could have had a vote with regard to the application to build a stadium.

    Still, great snaps makes me want to go there this weekend, may do that!
    Hi LL,
    I'd normally think of Sefton park as being "better",but after walking around Stanley park,my view is now quite different! It's got 3 lakes,with 6/7 bridges,and the terraced area is unique(unless someone knows different!) with views of ? hills in the distance,you could quite easily think you were somewhere else! I'd recommend a visit!

  9. #9
    Senior Member lindylou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,677
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Thanks Lindy,
    I saw a woman,with a dog and camera,sitting on one of the benches,and I thought......is that a Yo'er,as I know you live around that area!
    It's funny, everytime I see someone taking a photo around L'pool I wonder if they are a forum member.

    I'm usually never with out my camera or my dog
    I've walked the length and bredth of Anfield for years with my dogs - everyone knows me as always with a dog, but recently havn't made the effort to walk through the park. Our dog is getting too old and has developed a health problem and can't go much further than the end of road now .. but that's another story I'm very sad about.

    The view from the top path along by the terrace is great on a nice clear day. I think it's looking over towards Parbold way and as far as Winter Hill.
    Hope they keep the vandals out of Stanley Park and it continues looking smart.

    http://www.liverpoolparks.org/red/do...ark/index.html
    Last edited by lindylou; 08-28-2009 at 01:31 PM.

  10. #10
    pfft Spike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,254
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Well,your guess is as good as mine,but there are now lots of railings,around,(with spikes...oooh!) !

    With Spikes????


    Nobody told me I was to guard it

    Sure looking good there now, nice photies
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

  11. #11
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    With Spikes????


    Nobody told me I was to guard it

    Sure looking good there now, nice photies
    Shhh! health & safety might hear you!

  12. #12
    Keeping It Real !!!!!!!!! ItsaZappathing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    NORRIS GREEN/FAZAKERLEY
    Posts
    1,319
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Am sure I posted these before (if I did I couldn't find em'), anyway I got to sneak inside before it was open to the public. so here's my effort (again?)


    The marbled walls of toilets inside the Palm House


    The Centre of the floor (Designed by Mr Gladstones daughter)


    In each corner of the Palm House floor


    Original (and numbered) fancy cast iron

  13. #13
    Senior Member brian daley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tamworth,Staffs
    Posts
    1,045
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Does the park have a floral clock like yesteryear ,are there swings and seesaws for the children? It would be too much to expect a Lido ,but from the pictures shown here it looks marvellous. Will there a 'Parky' to keep an eye on things because it would be criminal to let the park fall into decay as before.
    Will there be boats, I only went on them a few times (when my uncle Bill took me) I'd love to come up on a sunny day and see the park in all its glory.
    And ,finally,how much of the Park will the stadium destroy ?
    BrianD

  14. #14
    Pablo42 pablo42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Wallasey
    Posts
    2,650
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Never thought you'd be taking photos in the gents Zap...

  15. #15
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    Does the park have a floral clock like yesteryear ,are there swings and seesaws for the children? It would be too much to expect a Lido ,but from the pictures shown here it looks marvellous. Will there a 'Parky' to keep an eye on things because it would be criminal to let the park fall into decay as before.
    Will there be boats, I only went on them a few times (when my uncle Bill took me) I'd love to come up on a sunny day and see the park in all its glory.
    And ,finally,how much of the Park will the stadium destroy ?
    BrianD
    Hi Brian,
    as I said in my 1st post,no floral clock,no paddling pool,and no boats!But there is a good play area,and there was plenty of activity on the big field,with footy training,kite flying,etc As for the stadium,as much as I know,will be at the back of the park,where the sportscentre was!

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Stanley Park
    By Urban in forum Liverpool Parks and Grounds
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 10-29-2010, 12:58 PM
  2. Stanley Park
    By lindac8941 in forum Liverpool Memories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-30-2010, 08:30 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68