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#692079 - 10th May 2012 3:10pm Gay New Brighton
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I found this old 72 page booklet in the loft.. grin





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#692081 - 10th May 2012 3:12pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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Intresting Tilly great find thumbsup
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#692087 - 10th May 2012 3:42pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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this is a interesting find, anything else up there we should know about?

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#692091 - 10th May 2012 3:54pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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Perhaps the bogs at the Harrison Drive end of the prom had a reputation even then.

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#692093 - 10th May 2012 4:04pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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To see the masses of people and the stalls etc. on the pier in the second poster, is amazing. Morrisons, lido, theatre or bowling, will never be able to recapture the tourism of those days ever again. What a sad waste of a prime spot.
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#692095 - 10th May 2012 4:09pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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Nice one , if it has any prices on are they in English or Napoleonic money prices, see the surveyors were out in the rain down there yesterday, wonder if they are setting to do phase III

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#692098 - 10th May 2012 4:14pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: granny]
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we go most sundays to new brighton granny and its a hell of a lot busier than it was,blackpool isnt as busy as it used to be,but thats the modern way.in fact most places aint.

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#692100 - 10th May 2012 4:21pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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A popular advert on the front dash of the trams and sides of buses & trolleybuses in 1960's Glasgow was "Go Gay at Butlins". No further comment !

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#692137 - 10th May 2012 6:51pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
A popular advert on the front dash of the trams and sides of buses & trolleybuses in 1960's Glasgow was "Go Gay at Butlins". No further comment !

come on Pinz, even you are old enought to know the word Gay had an entirly different meaning in the 50s&60s. Not allowed in this day and age to say the word we all used to describe the said people in those days.


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#692138 - 10th May 2012 6:52pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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It has a list of B&B's and Hotels in the area and next door to me in Monk road was a B&B. The Red House Private Hotel Warren Drive would set you back 5 1/2 gns. per week full board. There's a street map of Wallasey, and the ferry cost 1/- or 1/6 return if you travelled with a child. Admission to the pier was 3d. Floral pavilion cost cost, 3/6 - 2/6 - 1/6 ..

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#692157 - 10th May 2012 8:04pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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I bet the Heritage Centre on Victoria Road would like to see that booklet (unless they already have one of course). Ah, those were the days, eh? In some respects, anyway!

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#692187 - 10th May 2012 9:47pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Max1967
this is a interesting find, anything else up there we should know about?


yep..found this book.



and these invites...
1 at the Masonic Hall in Manor road






And One at the Hotel Victoria






And This Ordanance survey map

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#692220 - 10th May 2012 11:10pm Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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Originally Posted By: Tilly
It has a list of B&B's and Hotels in the area and next door to me in Monk road was a B&B. The Red House Private Hotel Warren Drive would set you back 5 1/2 gns. per week full board. There's a street map of Wallasey, and the ferry cost 1/- or 1/6 return if you travelled with a child. Admission to the pier was 3d. Floral pavilion cost cost, 3/6 - 2/6 - 1/6 ..


Hi Tilly. My parents ran a guest house in the late 50's and 60's on Ormiston Rd. It was called 'The Merivale'. Is it in there?

Peter

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#692252 - 11th May 2012 8:04am Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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Originally Posted By: Tilly
It has a list of B&B's and Hotels in the area and next door to me in Monk road was a B&B. The Red House Private Hotel Warren Drive would set you back 5 1/2 gns. per week full board. There's a street map of Wallasey, and the ferry cost 1/- or 1/6 return if you travelled with a child. Admission to the pier was 3d. Floral pavilion cost cost, 3/6 - 2/6 - 1/6 ..


The Red House later became a private nursing home & I was born there! yes

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#692295 - 11th May 2012 10:46am Re: Gay New Brighton [Re: Tatey]
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I can remember the Gay, Glorious New Brighton adverts.

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