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#1044667 - 27th Sep 2017 12:22am Pier at Moreton Shore ?
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Just looking at some old photos in Paul Ogradys autobiography and he has one noted as being at Moreton Shore but it has part of a large steel/iron pier like structure in the background with people walking on it.. . Was there ever a pier there or is he getting his beaches mixed up..i suspect it could be new brighton

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#1044674 - 27th Sep 2017 8:32am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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Paul O'Grady is younger than me and used to live in Tranmere as a kid. So anywhere further away than Birkenhead, would have been unknown exotic territory for him.
I lived in Moreton and never saw a pier anywhere near Moreton shore. I suspect you're right in assuming it's New Brighton Pier and he's got a bit confused.
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#1044675 - 27th Sep 2017 8:49am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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Yes I think we can safely say he was confused, he even thought he was a woman.

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#1044676 - 27th Sep 2017 8:51am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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If it is a photo then I'm pretty sure there wasn't a pier at Moreton in the photographic era.
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#1044677 - 27th Sep 2017 8:54am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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Just an update to my earlier answer, you check for yourself on these old side by side comparison maps. I see no pier.

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-s...p;right=BingHyb
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#1044682 - 27th Sep 2017 10:04am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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There has been no pier there in my days, and I'm older than god's dog smile

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#1044688 - 27th Sep 2017 11:02am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: Dilly]
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Guessing the photo in question,

New Brighton


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#1044714 - 27th Sep 2017 1:49pm Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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Can't see the pic, can you Upload it elsewhere?

The north coast of the Wirral is shallow beaches. There would have been no use for a pier, unless it ran for many miles out to sea, like Southend Pier.

Without seeing the pic, I'd guess at Egremont or Tranmere or New Brighton.

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#1044715 - 27th Sep 2017 2:04pm Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: Gibbo]
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Can't see the pic, can you Upload it elsewhere?

The north coast of the Wirral is shallow beaches. There would have been no use for a pier, unless it ran for many miles out to sea, like Southend Pier.

Without seeing the pic, I'd guess at Egremont or Tranmere or New Brighton.


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#1044727 - 27th Sep 2017 6:03pm Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: Dilly]
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Yes I think we can safely say he was confused, he even thought he was a woman.


That's a bit savage dilly

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#1044740 - 27th Sep 2017 8:30pm Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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Definitely New Brighton Pier, same hand rails, same superstructure.
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#1044749 - 28th Sep 2017 9:46am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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I believe it is New Brighton pier. Used to walk underneath picking up coins that had been dropped by day trippers through the wood walkway above. They told us it was falling down - it was falling down so much they had to blow it up. Wish we still had the ferry and landing stage because it was the simplest way to get to Liverpool and enjoy the trip at the same time.

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#1044751 - 28th Sep 2017 9:57am Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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Here's the picture from the book. They even spell Moreton wrong.


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#1044765 - 28th Sep 2017 8:31pm Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: bert1]
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Guessing the photo in question,

New Brighton


Its spelt correctly in the book and as berts photo....defo not moreton shore

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#1044806 - 30th Sep 2017 12:21pm Re: Pier at Moreton Shore ? [Re: fish5133]
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Just looked at the Picture, maybe the guy on the rights name is Morton Shore?
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