WikiWirral Online with you since 2003, fantastic.
Forum Stats
12455 Members
65 Forums
73757 Topics
997012 Posts
56 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
77 registered (alan128, 16 invisible), 1384 Guests and 219 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 1240
Submarine Disaster 571
Fitting bathroom lights need help 457
Anyone read this ? 322
Bath Lifts 226
Great Mystery Of Our Time 188
Murderer walks free 180
Charity fishing match 150
Likely Lad Rodney Dies 146
David Cassidy 138
New General Forums
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
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
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
Murderer walks free
by Salmon
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
Jon venables
by cools
Submarine Disaster
by Gibbo
11:22 AM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
05:08 AM
David Cassidy
by starakita
05:25 PM
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
02:03 PM
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
12:50 PM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by Dilly
09:16 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
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#372243 - 9th Dec 2009 12:13pm The Donkeys in New Brighton
Tilly Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Oct 2009
Posts: 1702
Loc: wallasey
...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
and
Yogi
thats as far as my memory goes on thier names.


Top
Google Ads
#372259 - 9th Dec 2009 1:37pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: ]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7948
Loc: tranmere
New Brighton 1950


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
donkey1.jpg


_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#372268 - 9th Dec 2009 2:19pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
Tilly Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Oct 2009
Posts: 1702
Loc: wallasey
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.


Edited by Tilly (9th Dec 2009 2:20pm)

Top
#372276 - 9th Dec 2009 2:57pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7948
Loc: tranmere
I wouldn't know Tilly, just a pic in one of my books.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#372280 - 9th Dec 2009 3:07pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


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.

Top
#372285 - 9th Dec 2009 3:26pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: ]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19266
Loc: Here.
So would george felton be the son of bob n lily?
_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
#372310 - 9th Dec 2009 4:23pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: RUDEBOX]
Tilly Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Oct 2009
Posts: 1702
Loc: wallasey
yeh he could be

Top
#372311 - 9th Dec 2009 4:26pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
Tilly Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Oct 2009
Posts: 1702
Loc: wallasey
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

Top
#377099 - 1st Jan 2010 11:49am Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
Bubble Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 28th Jul 2009
Posts: 23
Loc: Wirral
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.

Top
#377122 - 1st Jan 2010 1:13pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Bubble]
BandyCoot Offline

Forum Veteran

Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5368
Loc: Birkenhead
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.
_________________________
Birkenhead........ God's own Room 101.

Top
#377134 - 1st Jan 2010 1:50pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Bubble]
Tilly Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Oct 2009
Posts: 1702
Loc: wallasey
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


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
452514451_08307b7b13.jpg



Top
#377224 - 2nd Jan 2010 9:53am Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly]
Tatey Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 14th Apr 2009
Posts: 1413
Loc: New Brighton
Took my daughter on Clarky's donkeys several times. Also remember some being stabled next to The Perch Rock Pub.

Top
#377251 - 2nd Jan 2010 12:57pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tatey]
FRANKIE Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 6th Aug 2009
Posts: 19
Loc: wallasey
Anybody remember Percy,?
He used to help with the donkeys and lived in the stables I believe,

Top
#377282 - 2nd Jan 2010 6:09pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: FRANKIE]
Tilly Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Oct 2009
Posts: 1702
Loc: wallasey
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)

Top
#466750 - 28th Jan 2011 6:31pm Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: bert1]
overthehill Offline
Beginner

Registered: 27th Jan 2011
Posts: 3
Loc: Wallasey
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

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
07:23 AM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
05:08 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
02:29 PM
David Cassidy
by cools
09:17 AM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
For Sale & Free
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
02:03 PM
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
12:50 PM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
20th Nov 2017 4:46pm
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
19th Nov 2017 4:45pm
Featured Member
Registered: 10th Aug 2011
Posts: 39
Newest Members
Ria63, Stephen1953, negusmat, wagonwheel82, Norfolk
12455 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
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
07:23 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
02:29 PM
David Cassidy
by cools
09:17 AM
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_
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
Murderer walks free 180
Jon venables 128
Wheelbarrow wanted 44
Borat 😂 33
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 7:53am
Sunset Thu 4:04pm
Local Time Thu 1:06pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .