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    On my travels I popped into Newsham Park, and had a pleasant
    time watching the fishermen at the lake opposite the Seamans
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    I still remember rowing boats on the lake in the 50s.
    Fishing in the them days would have the wrath of the Park Keeper beating at your gluteals. His memory was second to none.
    Oh happy, carefree days of yore.

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    nice picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by phredd View Post
    I still remember rowing boats on the lake in the 50s.
    Fishing in the them days would have the wrath of the Park Keeper beating at your gluteals. His memory was second to none.
    Oh happy, carefree days of yore.

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    Hi Phredd,
    do you remember the windmill? It was used to pump water from one lake to the other,I think

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    Lovely pic Kev, spent hours in the rowing boats & the sailing model of a Lancashire 'nobby' made by my grandad prior to 1910 that we used to sail in the boating pond ,named 'Lily' is a feature, fully rigged , in our bedroom today ! Do the courting couples still use the park as we did & are the nesting swans still as vicious ? Ron Hamilton.Tokoroa, N.Z.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ham View Post
    Lovely pic Kev, spent hours in the rowing boats & the sailing model of a Lancashire 'nobby' made by my grandad prior to 1910 that we used to sail in the boating pond ,named 'Lily' is a feature, fully rigged , in our bedroom today ! Do the courting couples still use the park as we did & are the nesting swans still as vicious ? Ron Hamilton.Tokoroa, N.Z.

    Have been called worse.. Yes you still get the couples mainly in cars
    these days, never saw any swans, plenty of ducks....

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    Hi,
    I am a researcher at the University of Liverpool, researching the history of the city's parks and gardens. I notice that there are a lot of postings that suggest people have memories/information about the parks and how you;ve used them over the past decades.
    I would be very grateful if you could email me any memories, descriptions of activities, features, experiences, events etc. that you remember from any of Liverpool's parks. It would be great to see any images, whether photos or postcards etc. The project email address is:
    K.Jones2@liv.ac.uk
    See the research project's website at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/history/research/parksproject

    Many thanks
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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show played there.
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    Hello Katy.
    Welcome.
    Did you know Sefton Park had a statue of Eros?
    Exactly like the one in Piccadilly Circus.

    No prizes for guessing where it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ham View Post
    Lovely pic Kev, spent hours in the rowing boats & the sailing model of a Lancashire 'nobby' made by my grandad prior to 1910 that we used to sail in the boating pond ,named 'Lily' is a feature, fully rigged , in our bedroom today ! Do the courting couples still use the park as we did & are the nesting swans still as vicious ? Ron Hamilton.Tokoroa, N.Z.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show played there.
    Thanks for this. Does anyone have any info about it? I've not seen anything about it in the newspapers - does anyone know of a year I could check for the local press?

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    Not sure about the exact date...I'll try and find out. If I am correct they played more than once.

    I found this:

    The “Wild West fever” caused by Buffalo Bill’s show in Europe had centrally to do with the show’s claim to represent “the real thing” that people in Europe had read about and dreamed about for years. The Wild West show was fast, exciting entertainment that competed with the big circuses that emerged at about the same time in the United States and a little later in Europe as well, but offered something the circuses did not: authenticity. As the Liverpool Mercury put it in 1891, it is “a piece of the Wild West bodily transported to our midst …It is not a show in the ordinary acceptance of the term, because the actors are each and all real characters—men who have figured not on the stage, but in real life.”

    The full article can be found here:

    http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/732428.html
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    Does anyone have any pictures of when The Fun Fair was in Newsham Park Please as i work for Collins's and would like to see some of the old rides they used to bring to the park.

    BTW The dates for this years fair are as follows
    Thursday 28th August 2008- Sunday 31st August 2008
    Open Daily from 1pm - 8pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MAINEAK MIKE DAMANN View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures of when The Fun Fair was in Newsham Park Please as i work for Collins's and would like to see some of the old rides they used to bring to the park.

    BTW The dates for this years fair are as follows
    Thursday 28th August 2008- Sunday 31st August 2008
    Open Daily from 1pm - 8pm
    See http://www.shanesfunfairpics.fotopic.net/c1070394.html

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