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#267271 - 1st Nov 2008 11:00am Wallasey Gala
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Anyone remember the Wallasey Gala? Used to be the highlight of our year. Travelling fair, taking home goldfish in little plastic bags (boo shame!). Massive fireworks display at the end. That's all I can remember about it but there must have been more to it?

It was held in Central Park.
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#385891 - 3rd Feb 2010 10:09pm Re: Wallasey Gala [Re: Morseman]
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That's about all I remember too! I guess the last one would have been about 1971? I remember a test your strength machine on one of the fields between St John's Church and the Art School, and the smell of diesel exhaust fumes mixed with Mr Whippy (or Mr Softy!) ice-cream. Even now I one smell reminds me of the other! I think the circuses that used to come used to pitch up on the same fields. Billy Smart, Gandeys, and one beginning with F that I can't remember. Nice family atmosphere at all these events - can't imagine it now!

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#385896 - 3rd Feb 2010 10:24pm Re: Wallasey Gala [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Fossett's?

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#385900 - 3rd Feb 2010 10:42pm Re: Wallasey Gala [Re: bri445]
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Originally Posted By: bri445
Fossett's?


That's the one! Thanks!

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#671000 - 27th Feb 2012 8:32pm Re: Wallasey Gala [Re: Morseman]
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Just saw this topic -
- Anyone else remember going to Bertram Mills' circus, in Central Park? Can't remember what year... I think it may have been the late 50s or early 60s but I do remember seeing Coco the Clown... a very famous clown ("Auguste", actually)!

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#671403 - 29th Feb 2012 12:55pm Re: Wallasey Gala [Re: Morseman]
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I remember both the gala and the circus visits - in what we used to call the "band stand field", next to the rose garden. The gala was a great day out, seem to remember it started with a parade with morris dancers - the girls with pompoms type, not the men with bells on their legs type!!! - that went along Liscard Road. Had my first go on the waltzers (hated it!) at the fair, loved all the sideshows and came home with many a poor, doomed goldfish. The Royal Iris bus was always there, and great fireworks at night (though probably pretty pathetic by today's standards...).

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