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New Brighton Links, by Les Ward #410933
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New Brighton Tower bottom right
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Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: purfek] #410968
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Whats the big clear area in the middle of the picture, I cant picture it in my mind?


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Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Nigel] #410971
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Originally Posted by Nigel
Whats the big clear area in the middle of the picture, I cant picture it in my mind?
hmmm think


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Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: TRANCENTRAL] #410981
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It's the old New Brighton FC football ground as far as i know

Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Stegga] #410986
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wasn't there a racing track for stock cars there as well?

Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: ticktock] #410991
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Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: bert1] #411017
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great picture, I was just wondering also what is that big building just right of the track?

Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: jedimindtricks] #411019
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Its the New Brighton tower ballroom building

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Hope you didn't mind me using your picture Mr Liberator

Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: Stegga] #411090
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I do have a website that can answer your questions in relation to the Tower Grounds....

...go on...click on the link in my sig!

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Don't mind at all... smile

Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: ] #411111
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What do the two tall chimneys belong to, just above the race-track?


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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
What do the two tall chimneys belong to, just above the race-track?


The chimney above the race track (which in the days of the photograph was a running / cycle track) belonged to the power generator which supplied electricty for the Tower Grounds ie Fair rides and cafes / bars. The other chimney further along Grosvenor Drive is Bennetts Laundry.

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Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: ] #411139
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Ta mate thumbsup


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Re: New Brighton Links, by Les Ward [Re: purfek] #411556
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I remember riding my bike around that track when I was a kid (in the early 60s), quite a scary ride (steep banking!); sneaked in a couple of times
It was disused at the time I think, although maybe the Rakers (New Brighton F.C.) still played there then (if not I wonder when they left?) The Stock cars came a few years later...

Anyone know what the track was built for, originally? Was it intended for bike (bicycle) racing?

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