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#372243 - 9th Dec 2009 12:13pm The Donkeys in New Brighton
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...NewBrighton, they where stabled in tollemache st. the bloke that owned them was Jack ?? his brother Eddie also had Donkey's stabled around the corner. i used to work for Jack and took the donkey's down the Beach everyday in summer holidays and weekends,
he used to pay me 2/6 (half a crown) a day i was loaded by the end of the week.
in the winter they still needed to be exercised so we would walk them up towards seacombe ferry along the prom, but none of them would walk past Mother Redcaps no matter how we tried thats as far as they would go.
i can remember some of the the donkey's names
Silver (stallion)
Mandy
Sandy
Chocolate
N****er
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Yogi
thats as far as my memory goes on thier names.


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#372259 - 9th Dec 2009 1:37pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: ]
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New Brighton 1950


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#372268 - 9th Dec 2009 2:19pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
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thanks for the pic bert, but i have to tell you, that man is not George Felton, that man is Jack Clarke. i have the same picture at home also a color pic of the same man, the black and white one was taken early 60's and the other one i have is taken in the 70's. (photobucket site is down so cant post it yet) i know he is on the front cover of a wirral book but the person that named him as George Felton is wrong.

and Jack Clarks Grandaughter is a friend of my daughters and also confirmed photo as her grandad.


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#372276 - 9th Dec 2009 2:57pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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I wouldn't know Tilly, just a pic in one of my books.
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#372280 - 9th Dec 2009 3:07pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
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Jack Clarke had been a popular donkeyman fot some 20 years. Members of the Clarke family, who mostly lived in Egerton Street, were closely associated with horses and donkeys over several generations. Bob Clarke, for example, kept horses for hire at stable in Alexandra Road. Riders would take them along the shore as far as Leasowe and back. Lily Clarke married Bob Felton and they took photographs of visitors in the Tower grounds.

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#372285 - 9th Dec 2009 3:26pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: ]
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So would george felton be the son of bob n lily?
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#372310 - 9th Dec 2009 4:23pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: RUDEBOX]
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yeh he could be

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#372311 - 9th Dec 2009 4:26pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
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Originally Posted By: bert1
I wouldn't know Tilly, just a pic in one of my books.


i bet Jack Clarke would be mortified if he was alive today and saw a pic of himself under a maybe 'nephews' name raftl

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#377099 - 1st Jan 2010 11:49am Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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We spent so much money on donkey rides for my daughter that we eventually bought Mandy when she retired! She lived for a good few years and deserved a happy end after all that hard work on the beach.

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#377122 - 1st Jan 2010 1:13pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Bubble]
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Took my little 'un to New Brighton and she had a go on the donkeys. She was so small I had to hold on to her and walk behind the donkey, which duly started crapping onto my shoes as I was walking and couldn't get out of the way. "You should go to the bingo tonight, you'll win," shouted one old dear, the rest of the crowd just pissed themselves laughing, including my missus.
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#377134 - 1st Jan 2010 1:50pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Bubble]
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Originally Posted By: Bubble
We spent so much money on donkey rides for my daughter that we eventually bought Mandy when she retired! She lived for a good few years and deserved a happy end after all that hard work on the beach.


thank you for telling me about Mandy smile she and Yogi where my favorites, i always wondered what became of them! its good to know at least one of them had a happy retirement grin good for you clap
Yogi is the Middle Donkey not sure if the white one is Mandy or Silver (Mandy was always coupled to Yogi tho) the brown one is chocolate


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#377224 - 2nd Jan 2010 9:53am Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
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Took my daughter on Clarky's donkeys several times. Also remember some being stabled next to The Perch Rock Pub.

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#377251 - 2nd Jan 2010 12:57pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tatey]
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Anybody remember Percy,?
He used to help with the donkeys and lived in the stables I believe,

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#377282 - 2nd Jan 2010 6:09pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: FRANKIE]
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Originally Posted By: FRANKIE
Anybody remember Percy,?
He used to help with the donkeys and lived in the stables I believe,

i think he worked for Eddie Clark who also had some donkeys stabled in Egerton st (i think)

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#466750 - 28th Jan 2011 6:31pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
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This is not George Felton, but my Uncle Jack Clarke. As a child I lived in Seymour Place West, next door to Uncle Jack's stable

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