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#555693 - 3rd Aug 2011 6:48pm Central Park, Wallasey
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The aerial picture of Luftwaffe bombing targets on another thread made me look a bit more closely at Central Park. I noticed that there's no island in the middle of the lake - when did that appear? Also, the area of the park behind Park Primary School is now all one big field; I dimly remember (late 60s?) some swings etc (one rocking contraption made a terrible whiney creaking noise!) and at least part of the area being separated out into smaller areas by hedges.

Does anyone have any memories or photos of how the park used to look, either these areas or any others? eg the small play area by the cricket pavillion with the concrete snake, or the other one with the fort at the other end of the park? Or any with the lake drained??? (I've been told - urban myth? - there was a large plug that could empty the lake if it was pulled out!)

Apologies if there's already a thread devoted to this.

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#555713 - 3rd Aug 2011 7:40pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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I've seen an old photo of the lake without the island plus it used to have rowing boats on it.

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#555734 - 3rd Aug 2011 8:21pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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omg I remember the concete snake and the concrete fort by the prefabs down by the lower lake by the mothers field, by eck what memories, the little swings by park primary used to have a "witches" hat kinda thing that went round........ahhh sweet memories

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#555744 - 3rd Aug 2011 8:31pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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I'd forgotten the prefabs! I have a memory of a wooden stake fence round them - is that right?

I'd forgotten the witch's hat - too scary for me as a 4 yr old!

Remembering also the place where they grew the flowers and plants which used to be open to the public only occasionally (near where the Art School was). Also the shelter overlooking the lake, and the bushes by the big boulders on one of the paths up from the lake - we used those bushes as a den one summer! smile

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#555763 - 3rd Aug 2011 9:32pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: louise127]
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Originally Posted By: louise127
omg I remember the concete snake and the concrete fort by the prefabs down by the lower lake by the mothers field, by eck what memories, the little swings by park primary used to have a "witches" hat kinda thing that went round........ahhh sweet memories

I remember that little park by Park Primary. I lived in Gorsey Lane and went there briefly when i was six years old. The litle path that led through to it had high hedges (to me they were high anyway) but its the smell of these hedges that i remember. Whenever i pass one of these hedges now and smell the aroma the hedge gives off it's almost like time travel, taking me right back there.
The concrete snake was a blast from the past, i'd forgoten all about it. The witches hat too, fell off that with the obligatory grazed knees as a souvenir.

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#555791 - 3rd Aug 2011 10:19pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Even recently there were swings etc by Park Primary, we used to take my little boy there coz there was never anyone else there!

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#555810 - 3rd Aug 2011 10:47pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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An Edwardian photo of Central Park Lake - clearly with no island - plus a selection of others from c1959. I have no idea when the island first appeared - it was certainly there in 1959, but oddly enough it never seems to have been marked on any OS map.


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Central Park Lake 1.jpg

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Description: The Walled Garden

Central Park Duck Pond 1.jpg

Description: The Duck Pond by the Silverbeech Road entrance

Central Park Cricket Ground.jpg

Description: The Cricket Ground & Pavilions

Central Park Playground.jpg

Description: The main Playground

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#555823 - 3rd Aug 2011 11:17pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Fabulous pictures! Thank you smile

The island in the lake looks a fairly recent addition in this photo - it got overgrown pretty quickly. Lots of trees on the slopes on the side of the lake too. And what a wonderful display in the flower gardens by the (much missed) Art School building. (How could such a magnificent building be allowed to deteriorate?)

Anyone remember the maypole in the main playground? (Just noticed the high slide on that photo!)

Stegga - absolutely right about the smell of those hedges - were they the ones with the big white flowers? I remember the long grass with the burrs we used to throw to try to stick on coats and jumpers!

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#555865 - 4th Aug 2011 12:36am Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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The island may well have been built in the late 50s, as the latest large scale OS map I have seen is from 1954. I'll see if I can find a 1960s or 70s edition to see if the island has been included on those - there's certainly nothing on the smaller scale maps even in the mid-70s.

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#556088 - 4th Aug 2011 2:32pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Ah, that playground! Such memories... I think I still have a bit of grit embedded in my knee somewhere. That slide was lethally high! The maypole thing had metal rings you hung onto I think. Lovely pictures - but rather sad; I still grieve for Liscard House, its neglect and destruction was a disgraceful waste of a landmark building.

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#556370 - 4th Aug 2011 9:08pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Greenwood]
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i remember getting bit on my arse by a dog in the playgrond, i was playing on the metal climbing frame, i always said it looked like a small rollercoaster, the good old days
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#556550 - 5th Aug 2011 8:54am Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Stegga]
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Yeah that mini playground only went recently, I'm sure it was still there last summer, why did it go!? It was nice to take a stroll round that way and get away from the scum in the main play area. And when I moved here 18 yrs ago the bottom playground by the lower duck ponds was still there but very run down and I think it was removed a year or two later and grassed over, my boys loved that little fort.

On a bit of a tangent but went to Harrison park recently and the play area there is awesome and I was thinking to myself why the heck dont we have the cooler nicer stuff in Central seeing as its a main park and quickly realised why - it'd be destroyed by the deliquent feral morons that plague the place!

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#556555 - 5th Aug 2011 9:08am Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Well said,once you dodge the white lightning cider bottles,special brew cans,spit and glass it was a nice place buy the little fort always stunk off pee.

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#556862 - 5th Aug 2011 6:39pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: john1788]
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there are some nice parks out there,

ive not been to central park for years, sad to know the little park has gone, i loved the fort, yes it stunk raftl

is the pond still there the 1 with railings around it, the amount of times i had to climb over to get my football

why was there railings round the pond ????
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#557549 - 7th Aug 2011 2:00pm Re: Central Park, Wallasey [Re: Roslynmuse]
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oo the smell of that fort. frown back to central park lake I used to live in Pendennis Road and remember the park used to close at 8pm, a bell used to ring and all the parkies chased everyone out and actually locked it till next morning. Also remember someone being murdered in the park about 30 years ago

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