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#213788 - 5th Mar 2008 1:37pm Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area
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Top Photo: 1926 - Bottom Photo: 2007


Cheers to Mark who has placed dot's on the photo to represent part's of the photograph that havent changed and also lightened the original photograph.

The original photograph was taken in 1926 when the entire area surrounding the house seen in the recent photograph was full of caravan's and basically a shanty town full of caravan's and makeshift house's (on stilts due to the local flooding), known as the fellowship fields.

The entire place was condemned by the Ministry of Health in the late 1940's due to severe hygiene problem's, and in light of the mass development of new house's in Moreton and Leasowe after the war.

I took the photograph a few months back when me and Pomp went up the lighthouse; not a very good comparison because I didnt intend to use it for this (I only saw the 1926 photograph whilst looking through a book recently). However, you can see the house on the left of the recent photograph, is the same house that is in the centre of the 1926 photograph.

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#213810 - 5th Mar 2008 5:25pm Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: MattLFC]
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Still a very good match smile
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#213838 - 5th Mar 2008 7:35pm Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: Mark]
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Yes I was lucky to get the shot tbh, because when me and Pompus went up it was really bad weather and raining and windy and they wouldnt have opened the window, but it died down for a few minutes, just enough for me to get the shot haha!

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#262838 - 11th Oct 2008 1:19am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: MattLFC]
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aNYONE REMEMBER THE TRAVELLING FAIR THAT USED TO BE IN MORETON IN THE 60'S? {If you are older enough}.

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#267311 - 1st Nov 2008 7:34pm Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: bigalrobbo]
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I cant remember the travelling fair but that reminded me of the gypsy camp of old wooden painted caravans that used to be parked on the land on corporation road, just by the new police custody suite. Do you remember that, must have been late 60s early 70s. I remember an old woman sitting on the steps of her caravan smoking a pipe.


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#342800 - 17th Aug 2009 1:33am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: Rredd]
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I remember a travelling fair used to come every summer for 2 weeks on the shore at moreton back in seventies up to eighties.
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#342801 - 17th Aug 2009 2:07am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: kezzbag]
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Didnt the fair used to change location sometimes to the park on the sandbrook estate?
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#342802 - 17th Aug 2009 2:28am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I can`t remember it being on the sandbrook. My auntie lived there whilst i remember the fair but i remember the fair either used to be on the big field along Leasowe road or on the field infront of the cafe. Good times.
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#342843 - 17th Aug 2009 11:04am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: kezzbag]
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My aunt lived in Glasier Road and we used to go to the shore, '40s, down Lingham Lane. It was a quite exciting walk for a little kid because we had to cross the ELECTRIC railway line, safe as long as you didn't stray sideways to the live rails. What did the sign say? 'LOOK LEFT, LOOK RIGHT, PROCEED WITH CAUTION' or similar. One of the few places where you could mix it with speeding electric trains!
Then further down the lane you had to avoid the tipper wagons on the brick works cableway. Admittedly they went a lot slower, but I suppose a nipper could be killed under the wheels of one! No sound of an engine or motor propelling them, just the clank of the wheels. Then through the farm and on to the smelly marshland behind the embankment. There were some spooky black water ponds in the area. It was great to reach the sand after all those hazards! No 'Health and Safety' in those days to spoil the excitement!

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#342856 - 17th Aug 2009 2:25pm Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: bigalrobbo]
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Originally Posted By: bigalrobbo
aNYONE REMEMBER THE TRAVELLING FAIR THAT USED TO BE IN MORETON IN THE 60'S? {If you are older enough}.

BIG AL ROBBO


I can remember the fair, it was there year after year, i can also remember a girl being killed on one of the rides, as far as i know she was thrown of the ride and her hair got tangled in the machinery and she was dragged in.
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#343028 - 18th Aug 2009 1:33am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: bert1]
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It was on the waltzers. My grandad worked on the funerals and he dealt with the case so I`m told.
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#343030 - 18th Aug 2009 1:39am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: kezzbag]
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I remember the same walk to the shore. We lived in Wastdale Drive but (thank goodness) we had the iron bridge to walk over the lines. When was that erected? The scariest part for us was the walk through the farm because of the guard dogs. 2 german shepherds ( i remember 1 at least) but there was another dog and they scared the bejezuz out of us kids coz they just ran at you barking and showing their teeth.
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#343036 - 18th Aug 2009 1:51am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: kezzbag]
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uh those dogs were not good for my health, that gate was a pain to scale over especially when your little and the barbed wire didn't exactly help. that bridge is starting to look a little rusty though.


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#343344 - 19th Aug 2009 12:32am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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the fair was mainly wallis,s traveling fairground. there best place to stay was always moreton.
became less and less as the council didnt really want them there in the end.
great memorys

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#343359 - 19th Aug 2009 6:36am Re: Leasowe Lighthouse: Surrounding Area [Re: bigdubber]
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Fair at Moreton Shore in the 1930s:


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