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    When was the last time any cash was spent on this grand old park?

    1979 I think was when the Prinnie Park Assoc installed a short-lived fountain on the lake.

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    Then there's the rejigged play area (which like all of the re-jigged play areas looks fairly nasty and now clashes with the rest of the park).

    Other than that, nothing?

    Anyone remember the original main avenue of trees which mostly disappeared in the late 70's? Was it the storm or was it Dutch Elm?

    Best view in Prinnie? The sight of Mossley Hill Chuch in the distance rising from a seemingly forested hill. Magical.

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    I'm not too familiar with this park for some reason. I've been in it only once or maybe twice.Don't know why I've always bypassed it - as I've spent loads of times around that area and been in Sefton park hundreds of times.

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    You may not know this but Princes Park once had a set of tunnels!

    http://www.williamsontunnels.com/articles/martineau.htm

    They're now gone - thanks to the council but I did have a good nose in the one that was left!

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    I went down to have a look a few years back, but I was too late - they'd just started excavating for that new housing development.

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    spent my childhood playin around that tunnel without ever knowing it
    was part of a networkof tunnels. Always believed it was some sort of air-raid shelter....

    The overgrown unofficial corner of the park always held the deepest fascination for us.

    Quite startling how steep that mini-valley is there. Shaped by the path of an ancient watercourse?
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    I'm posting from there now!

    Guess how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I'm posting from there now!

    Guess how.
    telepathy pal??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Teardrop Explodes View Post
    spent my childhood playin around that tunnel without ever knowing it
    was part of a networkof tunnels. Always believed it was some sort of air-raid shelter....

    The overgrown unofficial corner of the park always held the deepest fascination for us.

    Quite startling how steep that mini-valley is there. Shaped by the path of an ancient watercourse?
    Yes, I always thought it was an air-raid shelter.
    Perhaps adapted from the cellars of "Park Nook"?

    The valley was originally a watercourse which ended up as ****inson's Dingle in St Michael's.
    Like the Dingle itself, unsuitable for building on.

    I see an automatic censor has altered D i c k i n s o n ' s Dingle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Teardrop Explodes View Post
    spent my childhood playin around that tunnel without ever knowing it
    was part of a networkof tunnels. Always believed it was some sort of air-raid shelter....

    The overgrown unofficial corner of the park always held the deepest fascination for us.

    Quite startling how steep that mini-valley is there. Shaped by the path of an ancient watercourse?
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    Default Man found hanged in Princes Park

    Just thought I would share some disturbing news.
    Don't know if it's in the papers yet, but a lady in the next street to my mum found a man hanging in Princes Park at half 7 this morning, whilst she was walking her dog.

    How very very sad.

    My thoughts are with his poor family.

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    That sounds grim...

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    My Brother told me a story about someone being hanged In the old boat shack In Princes Park years ago.

    Boat Shacks burned down now though.
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    And I was down that way about 11 oclock this morning taking piccies of the Potholes in Sevvie Park.its a good job I never went in there Takin' piccies I might have got locked up for bein' some crank or something..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    And I was down that way about 11 oclock this morning taking piccies of the Potholes in Sevvie Park.its a good job I never went in there Takin' piccies I might have got locked up for bein' some crank or something..
    Ermmmm potholes ?, the mind boggles, or are one that complains about them ?, if so good on ya, one big one knacked one of my car tyres

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Ermmmm potholes ?, the mind boggles, or are one that complains about them ?, if so good on ya, one big one knacked one of my car tyres
    Blame Kev..He wants the Photies..!!

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