WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12455 Members
65 Forums
73759 Topics
997113 Posts
120 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (alan128, 20 invisible), 1377 Guests and 208 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 1301
Submarine Disaster 660
Fitting bathroom lights need help 467
Jon venables 363
Murderer walks free 264
Great Mystery Of Our Time 232
Likely Lad Rodney Dies 157
Charity fishing match 157
David Cassidy 154
Brexit bill 112
New General Forums
Elixir of life.
by granny
Yesterday at 10:15 PM
Great Mystery Of Our Time
by Spellbinder
21st Nov 2017 2:19pm
Brexit bill
by casper
20th Nov 2017 7:33pm
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Jon venables
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 10:51 PM
Submarine Disaster
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 10:44 PM
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
Yesterday at 08:53 PM
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
Yesterday at 08:24 PM
Murderer walks free
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Yesterday at 07:28 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
Yesterday at 02:50 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
Yesterday at 12:17 PM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 05:08 AM
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#298624 - 8th Mar 2009 5:49pm Dr Poggi's Shelter
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
Quote:
"Dr Poggi's Shelter" stands on the corner of the promenade and Magazine Lane next to Vale Park. The shelter is named after a Dr Poggi who owned the New Brighton College which stood on the site of the present shelter. It was originally built as a hotel which was known as the Liscard Hotel. Around 1850, the hotel's name was altered to New Brighton Hotel as New Brighton developed into a seaside resort though sometime after that it changed again to the Stanley Arms.

Quote:
A Victorian painting of the building shows that the former hotel was a large 3-storey building and faced out towards river and had its own sea wall with railings and steps down to the beach. The hotel closed sometime in the 1850's and was opened by Dr Poggi an Italian who had fled his country during the war for independence. He was a close friend of Garibaldi who was the leader of the Italian nationalists fighting to reunite their country. It is known that Poggi came to England sometime around 1850 and had run a college for young gentleman in Seacombe before transferring to New Brighton. Poggi more than likely came to England as a refugee following the collapse of the Italian nationalist forces which were defeated by the French in 1849.

Garibaldi actually sent his 2 sons Menotti (b.1840) and Ricciotti (b.1847) to Poggi's college. Originally, Ricciotti had gone with his father to Nice, France and attended college there around 1850 before being placed in the care of an English woman called Emma Roberts. Emma Roberts must have been trusted by Garibaldi because she took the young disabled Ricciotti back to England for orthopaedic treatment and education.

It has been recorded that they were in residence when the school caught fire in 1864. However, Ricciotti and Menotti would have been 17 and 24 respectively which puts in doubt whether both were there at the time of the fire. It has been claimed that Menotti's diary was discovered in 1880 and he mentions the fire. Recent research shows that by around 1858, he was fighting with his father back in Italy which casts doubt on whether he went back to the college. The same research states that Ricciotti spent his childhood and adolescence in England but was back in Italy for the Italian Unification celebrations in 1870. Therefore, the reference to the fire in Menotti's diary may refer to his brother's presence at the school in 1864 or Poggi kept in touch with the family after their return to Italy.

The fire led to the subsequent closure of the college due to the damage caused by the fire. Poggi then moved the school to Victoria Road, across from the Trocadero Cinema in New Brighton, but there is little evidence that it existed for too long.

The former school in Magazine Lane was used as a baker's shop and a warehouse before it was demolished in 1899. This probably occurred following or during the building of Egremont Promenade or the development of the former estates of the Woodlands and Liscard Vale Hall into Vale Park.

source

I was wondering if anybody could shed a little more light on this subject? Has anybody got any info about, or pictures of, Dr Poggi's New Brighton College or the Liscard Hotel/New Brighton Hotel/Stanley Arms?


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Dr Poggi's Shelter.jpg



Top
Google Ads
#298636 - 8th Mar 2009 8:09pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: Shambo]
uptoncx Offline
Veteran

Registered: 24th May 2008
Posts: 683
Loc: Wirral

Quote:
The object of this institution is to ensure a high collegiate education with the care and comforts of a first-class boarding school ... The course of study , which has special reference to the universities, is directed to preparation for the Naval and Military Colleges, for commissions in the army ...




Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
newbrightonschool.jpg

Description: New Brighton School



Top
#298640 - 8th Mar 2009 8:31pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: uptoncx]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
Wow! That was quick. smile I googled it and couldn't find anything.
Thanks uptoncx!

Top
#298654 - 8th Mar 2009 9:36pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: Shambo]
Pete_Robbo Offline

Keep It Real !!
Wiki Guide

Registered: 11th Aug 2008
Posts: 6640
Loc: Wirral
wow thats cool
_________________________







Top
#298691 - 8th Mar 2009 11:14pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: Pete_Robbo]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
_________________________


Top
#298998 - 9th Mar 2009 4:31pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: MissGuided]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
Thanks MsG. smile

Top
#299002 - 9th Mar 2009 4:56pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: Shambo]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
Here's a photo I took today.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
poggi1.jpg



Top
#299003 - 9th Mar 2009 4:58pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: Shambo]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
and another


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
poggi2.jpg



Top
#299006 - 9th Mar 2009 5:00pm Re: Dr Poggi's Shelter [Re: Shambo]
Shambo Offline
Wise One

Registered: 15th Jul 2008
Posts: 794
Loc: New Brighton
one more


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
poggi3.jpg



Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
Yesterday at 07:23 AM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 05:08 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
For Sale & Free
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
Yesterday at 08:24 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
Yesterday at 12:17 PM
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
22nd Nov 2017 2:03pm
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
22nd Nov 2017 12:50pm
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
20th Nov 2017 4:46pm
Featured Member
Registered: 6th Feb 2010
Posts: 1241
Newest Members
Ria63, Stephen1953, negusmat, wagonwheel82, Norfolk
12455 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
locomotive (75)
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
Yesterday at 07:23 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 05:08 AM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Jon venables 363
Borat 😂 55
Elixir of life. 16
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 7:55am
Sunset Fri 4:03pm
Local Time Fri 12:14am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me