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New Brighton, Black n white photos #356317
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Link to the photographers work

there are several scattered pages thoughout Les Wards photos
but here is a link and just one of them.
katrina http://www.flickr.com/photos/57331414@N00/page21/

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Re: New Brighton, Black n white photos [Re: purfek] #356319
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What a fantastic picture, and what a damn shame that that open air pool is no more.

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More photographs from the same photographer wallasey

all rights to the photographer see link above
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in the first pic is that a rock or high ground the cars are on opposite town hall confused


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Re: New Brighton, Black n white photos [Re: kimpri] #356337
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Originally Posted by kimpri1
in the first pic is that a rock or high ground the cars are on opposite town hall confused

You can't see the town hall in that pic. If you're meaning the big building kinda top/centre, that is the Tower Ballroom, the base building of the old New Brighton tower.

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Looking at the ferry one ,it has a luggage boat tied up so is that one from the thirties,the other one has ye old coaches in the car park next to the pool,but I thought the pool wasn't built until about 1937,any idea's people?

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Originally Posted by stegga
Originally Posted by kimpri1
in the first pic is that a rock or high ground the cars are on opposite town hall confused

You can't see the town hall in that pic. If you're meaning the big building kinda top/centre, that is the Tower Ballroom, the base building of the old New Brighton tower.
just put my gigs on. your right it is base of tower.spent meny weekends in tower grounds in 60s ta.hill must be base for cable cars.


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Here's a picture of the tower, with both masts of a high wire on the left, quite a slope!

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above the dance floor was a high wire for tightrope walking, without any safety net. The tightrope walker was a man by the name of James Hardy, who had a bet with another man that he could walk across the rope with a girl on his shoulders. He won his bet when he carried the barmaid from the Ferry Hotel across his back

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Originally Posted by purfek
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is this seacombe ferry?

Re: New Brighton, Black n white photos [Re: chev_chelios] #427647
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Originally Posted by stephen1972
is this seacombe ferry?
Yes


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Re: New Brighton, Black n white photos [Re: diggingdeeper] #427648
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Ta! Were did the train track go?

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Seacombe railway station was a railway station located in Wallasey, Wirral, England.

It was the terminus of a small branch line that ran from Seacombe Junction to opposite the ferry terminal at Seacombe, adjacent to the River Mersey. It was opened on 1 June 1895 as part of the Wirral Railway, with only one other station (Liscard and Poulton) on the stretch of line. The station's single platform was largely of timber construction with a small wooden waiting shelter near the exit. An additional platform was on the site, but was never used as the adjacent line was for the turning round of steam locomotives. The station buildings were constructed of corrugated iron. This was intended as a temporary measure, pending the building of a more permanent station adjoining the ferry terminal.[1]

On 1 July 1901 Seacombe became Seacombe & Egremont, then reverted to its original name on 5 January 1953. The station saw regular passenger trips to Birkenhead, New Brighton and Chester with occasional specials to Wrexham and West Kirby. However, the line was more focused on goods rather than passengers, so when the majority of the Wirral Railway was electrified in 1938 the Seacombe branch was omitted. Passenger services ended on 4 January 1960, although goods services continued for three further years until the station closed completely on 16 June 1963.[1][2]

The cutting in which the line was situated is now the approach road to the Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel. Traces of the immediate approach to the station can be found at the rear of the supermarket car park in Church Road in the form of bridge stonework and a small section of sandstone wall at the roundabout facing the Seacombe Ferry Terminal.[2]

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