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#410933 - 23rd May 2010 11:06pm New Brighton Links, by Les Ward
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New Brighton Tower bottom right
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#410968 - 24th May 2010 7:29am Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: purfek]
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Whats the big clear area in the middle of the picture, I cant picture it in my mind?
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#410971 - 24th May 2010 7:40am Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Nigel]
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Whats the big clear area in the middle of the picture, I cant picture it in my mind?
hmmm think
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#410981 - 24th May 2010 10:28am Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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It's the old New Brighton FC football ground as far as i know

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#410986 - 24th May 2010 10:44am Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Stegga]
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wasn't there a racing track for stock cars there as well?

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#410991 - 24th May 2010 10:52am Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: ticktock]
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#411017 - 24th May 2010 12:15pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: bert1]
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great picture, I was just wondering also what is that big building just right of the track?

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#411019 - 24th May 2010 12:22pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: jedimindtricks]
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Its the New Brighton tower ballroom building


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#411020 - 24th May 2010 12:23pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Stegga]
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Hope you didn't mind me using your picture Mr Liberator

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#411090 - 24th May 2010 6:47pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Stegga]
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I do have a website that can answer your questions in relation to the Tower Grounds....

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#411091 - 24th May 2010 6:48pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Stegga]
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Hope you didn't mind me using your picture Mr Liberator


Don't mind at all... smile

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#411111 - 24th May 2010 7:57pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: ]
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What do the two tall chimneys belong to, just above the race-track?
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#411135 - 24th May 2010 9:14pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
What do the two tall chimneys belong to, just above the race-track?


The chimney above the race track (which in the days of the photograph was a running / cycle track) belonged to the power generator which supplied electricty for the Tower Grounds ie Fair rides and cafes / bars. The other chimney further along Grosvenor Drive is Bennetts Laundry.


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#411139 - 24th May 2010 9:20pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: ]
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Ta mate thumbsup
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#411556 - 26th May 2010 7:38pm Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: purfek]
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I remember riding my bike around that track when I was a kid (in the early 60s), quite a scary ride (steep banking!); sneaked in a couple of times
It was disused at the time I think, although maybe the Rakers (New Brighton F.C.) still played there then (if not I wonder when they left?) The Stock cars came a few years later...

Anyone know what the track was built for, originally? Was it intended for bike (bicycle) racing?

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