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#412903 - 2nd Jun 2010 10:13am New Brighton Dips?
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Anyone know what they dug out of them to make "the dips" - or was the road / sea wall built up to leave the dips in the middle think
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#412904 - 2nd Jun 2010 10:22am Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: StuyMac]
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I think that it was that the sea wall and prom that were built up as a defence but I may be wrong - hopefully someone will come up with some great piccys of before and after laugh

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#412918 - 2nd Jun 2010 11:58am Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: AR_One]
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I've always understood that, when building the prom / sea wall, they made temporary earth embankments to keep the tide at bay. I suppose they kept it as a feature once the work was completed.

What they would of 'dug out' of the dips would of been sand because in those days (1890 - 1910) the area was beaches and sand dunes.

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#412937 - 2nd Jun 2010 1:45pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: ]
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lovely dip!!


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#412985 - 2nd Jun 2010 5:08pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: chev_chelios]
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weren't they also used as mini air strips in ww2? i think i read ut in ine of the wallasey books!
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#412992 - 2nd Jun 2010 5:47pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: bazzoh]
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i thought they were so you could take your pooch for a walk smile
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#412994 - 2nd Jun 2010 6:04pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: _Ste_]
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looks to me like they just get used by people to empty there dogs frown
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#413000 - 2nd Jun 2010 6:55pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Could be just for landscaping purposes. It does look nice on the eye.
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#413013 - 2nd Jun 2010 7:59pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: DavidB]
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we used to go there on days out in the summer usually a big family gathering.
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#413022 - 2nd Jun 2010 8:14pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: starakita]
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we used to go there on days out in the summer usually a big family gathering.


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#413024 - 2nd Jun 2010 8:18pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: _Ste_]
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yes they were great days one of the uncles had a small camping stove so the adults were always brewin up, us kids had the juice.
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#413081 - 3rd Jun 2010 6:03am Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: bazzoh]
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Originally Posted By: bazzoh
weren't they also used as mini air strips in ww2? i think i read ut in ine of the wallasey books!
barry


Yes. The Americans landed small planes on the field nearst to Wallasey Village. There were American troos billeted in the top rooms above the Melody Inn in Wallasey village. I have seen the grafiti in there.
Were they always called the Dips, as I had never heard that name until a few years ago?

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#413092 - 3rd Jun 2010 10:58am Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: Tatey]
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I but all those years ago you took your rubbish home with you, unlike the scum who seem to be using them lately. The rubbish left behind is unbelievable.
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#413761 - 6th Jun 2010 5:30pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: Capt_America]
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Think they are actually rubbish dumps that have been grassed over. You have to try and imagine that was all beach at one time and then they built the sea wall. It would have taken a lot of stuff to fill it in.

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#413799 - 6th Jun 2010 9:36pm Re: New Brighton Dips? [Re: Helles]
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I doubt that the dips were ever rubbish dumps as they weren't in living memory and they wouldn't have been when New Brighton was at its prime as a major holiday resort, which started long before the sea wall was built.

I guess they were created when the sea wall was built (or shortly after) as flood water collection areas and that the term "infilled" has been interpreted as infilled with rubbish.

Alternatively they may have just areas kept low to shield them from sea breezes and were just for public amenity.

I may get proved wrong.
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