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How about a small look at Birkenhead?
Ashburton Avenue, Claughton This is a view over suburban Birkenhead to the two cathedrals; What a cracking view! Behind where I was standing was a house overlooking this impeccable view (it looks better in the flesh, honest!) but it was derelict! How could you not want to have that view on your doorstep? Madness!
Upper Flaybrick Road, Claughton This is a small view over the Flaybrick Cemy toward the Princes Dock and Everton Ridge. This is also quite a pleasant view in my opinion with the Everton Water Tower peeping over the skyline.
Now, New Brightondeserves some coverage I think...
Egerton Street, N B'ton These houses once overlooked the New Brighton Tower and its extensive grounds. Now, they overlook a large, open, green space which was once a hive of activity.
Egerton Street, N B'ton I never knew these cottages existed! By the looks of it, they are likely to pre-date Atherton who was the man who saw the potential of New Brighton and was the genius behind the Tower and most of the other attractions to which have long since gone. Indeed, New Brighton was never actually made into the full resort Atherton had planned and so it could be argued that it has been a blip since the idea was first concieved.
Tollemache Street, N B'ton The refurbishd building on the Front was the "Chelsea" Bar which went bust a few years ago. The building was then left for a few years before a dveloper decided to turn the building into appartments. Should be quite nice! The terraces in the foreground have such ornate railings don't they?
Victoria Road, N B'ton Mother Redcaps Pub appears to have gone bust! I don't know when this happened but it is a symbol of New Brighton's contiual down spiral. It is such a shame really but New Brighton just doesn't seem to cut it anymore. This will more evident once the Floral Pavillion Theatre closes it's doors. Hopefully, it won't be for long though.
Victoria Road, N B'ton A better view of the old Chelsea Bar. It looks much better now than it did a few years ago, that's for sure!
Marine Promonade, N B'ton This is the new Bowling Alley and Laser Quest. It replaces a building from the 60's which was a bit ugly. This building mimiks the amusment arcade which is a little art deco-y in it's own right; The stone work to me looks a little Northumbrian. I say this as most new buildings up there use the same shading of stone but in larger quantities. Anyway, this building is starting to fit in quite well on the New Brighton Prom. I do wonder, however, what the grey panneling will look like in a few years time.
Marine Promonade, N B'ton Finally, a trip to New Brighton would'nt be complete without a view over to the Fort and the Lighthouse. The reflection in the Marine Lake is quite pleasant don't you think?
I had to orientate myself for a moment but is your view looking from Otterspool Prom toward Ellesmere Port, with, I assume, Frodsham Hill and Helsby Hill to the left?
Wallasey, thanks for posting those fab views. Brings back memories of days out at NewBrighton and walking around those lovely roads.
That Chelsea bar - that must be the 'Chelsea Reach' as I remember it ??
Some really good photos there.
The Chelsea was previously know as the Chelsea Reach and my Nan once told me it used to be the Late Night Extra. Though I don't know whether that's right.
Bobby's Bar used to be the Golden Guinea.
But that would also need a whole thread of its own if we were gonna talk about 'Old New Brighton'.
I'm always looking for info. and photos of the open air pool if anyone can help me - but that, I suspect is a bit more difficult than some.
Does anyone remember the concert at New Brighton Baths in 1984? Frankie Goes To Hollywood performed at it.
Great Archive images Phil!
In addition, other New Brighton posters may be found on the same website by searching on "New Brighton."
I don't think this too bad a photo. I took this one in the early hours of 1.1.07