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    I was down New Brighton before. They have drained the boating lake and have started to build a new supermarket down there. What a shame. I'll see if I can get some pictures tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I was down New Brighton before. They have drained the boating lake and have started to build a new supermarket down there. What a shame. I'll see if I can get some pictures tomorrow.
    Such a pity that...pity they didn't move one of the prisons out of liverpool onto the boating lake.

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    For the benefit of our younger members this is what New Brighton used to look like in 1959
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    I love that photograph of a vibrant and flourishing New Brighton as a seaside resort of fifty-one years ago. Thanks for posting it, Joe!

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    Yes Joe, That's just how I remember it!! Cheers and Thanks for the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm NZ View Post
    Yes Joe, That's just how I remember it!! Cheers and Thanks for the photo.
    Yes... and I think it looked essentially the same in the early-mid 60's too...

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    There is a campaign to make Wirral MBC restore the tidal paddling pool - I'll try to find the contact. The pool was breached on grounds of - yes, you guessed it - that scourge of the 21st century, 'Elf'n'safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merseyswimmer View Post
    There is a campaign to make Wirral MBC restore the tidal paddling pool - I'll try to find the contact. The pool was breached on grounds of - yes, you guessed it - that scourge of the 21st century, 'Elf'n'safety.

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    Ha, why did I already know that. These H&S zealots are everywhere.

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    My Mum took me on many days out to New Brighton, what an adventure it was !, over on the ferry then onto the "old" fair, then the new one (the indoor one !), then fish and chips in a cafe on Victoria Road LOvely !!!!...
    Years later I lived just up the road from New Brighton off Seabank Road, what a change I saw no outside fair just a new housing estate !, the indoor one was run down, the shops and cafes where mostly closed, it was so sad.
    I think the demolition of the pier was the end of New Brighton !.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    My Mum took me on many days out to New Brighton, what an adventure it was !, over on the ferry then onto the "old" fair, then the new one (the indoor one !), then fish and chips in a cafe on Victoria Road LOvely !!!!...
    Years later I lived just up the road from New Brighton off Seabank Road, what a change I saw no outside fair just a new housing estate !, the indoor one was run down, the shops and cafes where mostly closed, it was so sad.
    I think the demolition of the pier was the end of New Brighton !.
    You wanna see it now. All the front is dug up, boating lake drained. Victoria road is just houses now. Most of the pubs and shops have gone. Awful, and they still call it a resort...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    I love that photograph of a vibrant and flourishing New Brighton as a seaside resort of fifty-one years ago. Thanks for posting it, Joe!

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    Me too. My Granddad often used to take us over there on the ferry.

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    I love it too , it took me right back to my childhood .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    I love it too , it took me right back to my childhood .
    I remember going up the Tower on the chair lift. I thought it was the most glamourous thing in the World...

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    I remember being there once with my grandad and brother, and once of us fell in the boating lake and had to travel home wet-through on the bus. For the life of me I can't remember if it was me or my brother. Grandad got told off by my mum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    I remember being there once with my grandad and brother, and once of us fell in the boating lake and had to travel home wet-through on the bus. For the life of me I can't remember if it was me or my brother. Grandad got told off by my mum!
    it still happens, I got the little fella soaked on more than one occasion.

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