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#685582 - 16th Apr 2012 5:08pm New Brighton Promenade
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The Prom, New Brighton. No date


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#685598 - 16th Apr 2012 5:59pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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well well, this is a tease. iam only 48 hours back to the emereld isle, and only friday was i walking along the prom right out side the floral and bright spot. i enjoyed my week home, and now iam a member on here, iam realizing i dont have to feel as far away from you all and as homesick as i usually do after a visit. your a gem for putting these pics up. great stuff keep them coming. maxine

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#685607 - 16th Apr 2012 6:47pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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Aaahhhh Pablo, this photo brings back very happy memories of my dad taking us to new brighton in the car when me and my brother were kids, this is just how it looked back then, and we always took my Nan too,that's when New Brighton ''was''New Brighton! how time changes things! thank you for stirring the memories!
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#685608 - 16th Apr 2012 6:48pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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another great pic pablo, what a collection you have, showing them on here gives so much pleasure to so many,

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#685613 - 16th Apr 2012 6:56pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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Love the street lamps. I think I remember them from the 1980s.

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#685616 - 16th Apr 2012 7:09pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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I think the street lamps had new tops on them by the 80's, and then they all got replaced with Victorian style ones when the railings, flower beds and driveway bricks appeared on the road.

In the bottom right corner, the Ford Escort van (which looks quite new) carries a GCM registration. They were issued in 1957.
Behind the van is a very rare Ford Consul Convertible

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#685619 - 16th Apr 2012 7:15pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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Looks very 60's to me. Is that the Royal Iris at the landing stage?

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#685628 - 16th Apr 2012 8:05pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: Moonstar]
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Looks like it. Do you remember the Hardings charas that would park outside the Palace to load up for a day trip to Blackpool or Southport?

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#685653 - 16th Apr 2012 9:29pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: snowshoes]
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Looks like it. Do you remember the Hardings charas that would park outside the Palace to load up for a day trip to Blackpool or Southport?


Dornings as well if I remember correctly?

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#685661 - 16th Apr 2012 9:38pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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Great pics Pablo ,keep them comming. thumbsup
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#685784 - 17th Apr 2012 10:03am Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: Helles]
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Yes Dornings and Henry Cox's

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#686549 - 19th Apr 2012 11:06pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: Norton]
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Don't think the convertible is a Ford Consul - it's too small and the Mk1 Consul didn't have a horizontal chrome bar across the grille. Can't say I know what it is, though... it looks familiar but I can't put a name to it...

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#686569 - 19th Apr 2012 11:56pm Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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I noticed no yellow lines ,they had it easy in them days smile

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#686578 - 20th Apr 2012 1:08am Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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Is the convertible this type? I think the horizontal bar
is the sunlight reflecting on multiple vertical curved
chrome bars. Looks continuous at that distance. Don't think
there were many other similar cars around at the time.


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#686581 - 20th Apr 2012 2:10am Re: New Brighton Promenade [Re: pablo42]
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Yep, its the consul, you can even make out the bonnet badges.

Looks like the lazy sod didn't bother folding the roof down properly, bet it leaked next winter wink
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