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#457715 - 4th Jan 2011 3:38pm New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings
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I am currently researching a possible book about The Tower and the Tower grounds if anybody has any Stories Info or Images which I can use I would be extremely grateful.

I can be contacted by email on carcol2006@yahoo.co.uk or by text on 07791 746885.Any info no matter how insignificant it may seem would be welcome.

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#458047 - 5th Jan 2011 12:41pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: carcol2006]
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Sounds like you're taking on a mammoth task to cover both the Tower and the Tower grounds. You only have to look at some of the threads on here to see how much info is available. Still, would be glad to help if I can.

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#458078 - 5th Jan 2011 1:47pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: nightwalker]
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Pics and info ibn my signature link....

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#459927 - 9th Jan 2011 7:49pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: nightwalker]
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I want the book to be as comprehensive as possible and hope to get across the feeling of excitement and wonder everytime I wandered across the top car park and looked down on the grounds and when I looked up from the prom at the massive ediface that was the Tower.

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#459932 - 9th Jan 2011 8:00pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: carcol2006]
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If you come across any pics of the pubs that used to be in the Tower grounds please post in Pub section

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#459978 - 9th Jan 2011 10:03pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: derekdwc]
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Originally Posted By: derekdwc
If you come across any pics of the pubs that used to be in the Tower grounds please post in pub section


That would be the Lakeside, Rockpoint and The Woodlands. There were bars in the Tower building as well.

Lakeside was known as the Jap to the locals because the building was styled on a Japanese building.

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#460006 - 10th Jan 2011 8:04am Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: Helles]
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Ah,that must be where some of the roads got their names from that are built on the Tower Grounds.

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#460021 - 10th Jan 2011 9:05am Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: Bezzymate]
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Carcol

No History of the NB Tower and grounds would be complete without reference to the bands that played in the ballroom.

From my perspective (age) this covered the various "beat" bands and the like from the late 50's and through the 60's. A certain group called the Beatles figured significantly.

A good link for information is
http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/a-z/towerballroom-newbrighton.shtml

Personally I recall the Beatles from the item at the top of page 3 of the given link ie Liverpool University Rag week (officially called Panto week) and the Beatles at the Tower on June 22 1962. At that date the drummer was Pete Best because Ringo did not join until August 1962

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#460036 - 10th Jan 2011 10:43am Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: Snodvan]
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Great link, Snod. I went to a lot of the shows but the one that really stands out was when Little Richard was on in 1962. What a wild night that was!! Later went on to play there in my own band a few times (1963/4). The place looked huge from the stage. After the top bands had disappeared down to London, the main problem was the ballroom was so big that even 1000 people would rattle around in there and never generated the excitement and atmosphere of the Beatles shows.

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#460815 - 11th Jan 2011 10:34pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: nightwalker]
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Saw P J Proby when he split his kecks. There was a riot but not sure if splitting his kecks was the cause? laugh Bottles flying and we "kids" who had been sneaked in were quickly pulled out of harms way into the cloak room.

The manager of the tower's son used to knock around with us and he saw the lot of them for free. Stones, Beatles etc. Wish I had the foresight to get some of the posters from that time. Worth a fortune now.

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#461097 - 12th Jan 2011 12:37pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: Helles]
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I had loads of those posters. They were very bright fluorescent colours and were perfect for brightening up a dingy 60s bedroom. They were all thrown out when I got married. Biggest mistake I ever made (throwing them out, not getting married!!). Thanks for reminding me!

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#461174 - 12th Jan 2011 2:04pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: carcol2006]
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Map of the Tower and grounds 1904 which shows the general layout.


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#461185 - 12th Jan 2011 2:14pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: nightwalker]
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Always wondered why two Green lanes were allowed in Wallasey yet Station road in Moreton was changed to Pasture road and Victoria road in Seacombe was changed to Borough road to avoid confusion?

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#462622 - 16th Jan 2011 9:19pm Re: New Brighton Tower Grounds and Buildings [Re: carcol2006]
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Spent 3 weeks every summer there with my Gran who worked there have loads to tell just e-mail me and we can make contact
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