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Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly] #466751
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I've already said it's not George Felton but is Jack Clarke ;-)

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Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly] #466754
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Oh how I remember the donkeys and my Uncle Jack, with great affection. We lived next to his stable in Seymour Place West (the whole block got demolished in the 60's and he moved to stables in Tollemache Street). My mum was Vera Clarke, Jack and Eddie were her cousins - along with too many others to remember. Someone mentioned Bob Clarke, who was my grandad. He had stables and horses and give riding lessons along the shore. He famously gave riding lessons to Gracie Fields when she was appearing at The Tivoli. I have a picture of my mum aged about 15 on a beautiful horse called Bess. It was taken outside their house in Egerton Street, just by The Avenue.

Occasionally Uncle Jack had an escapee from the stable when he was mucking out and feeding. It would be all hands to the pump to corral the errant donkey, usually the white stallion. Great fun.

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hahaha great days they where too. I remember the white Stallion called Silver, always escaping, we'd find him munching someone's lawn lol!

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Always annoyed me seeing that book with Jack being captioned as Felton. (Any relation to the Felton's from Waterloo road?). Hate it when someone produces a book who obviously doesn't know a thing about the subject.

There were three stables in New Brighton. Tollemache street, Grosvenor road and one most miss is Seymour street as has been stated previously.

I would dearly love to see that photo taken by the Avenue. There are few if any photo's of it at all. PM if you want my email please.

Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: Tilly] #466893
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Not sure if this has benn posted before?
Marion that owns 'Tallulah's' in New Brighton has brought the donkeys back in the summer months. She worked with them as a girl for the Clark's in the 60/70's.

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Marion was working there the same time as me. it's great that she has revived the good old donkey days.

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Oh that's nice Tilly. I admire Marion,she's invested alot in our area.

Re: The Donkeys in New Brighton [Re: overthehill] #590334
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Hi overthehill, I lived on the corner of Grosvenor Road opposite Pollocks shop; and clearly rememberplaying in those stables, also at times helping bring the donkey's up from the beach.

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Not exactly the most exciting of photos, but are these the stables you're talking about, between Seymour Place East and West?

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Originally Posted by marty99fred
Not exactly the most exciting of photos, but are these the stables you're talking about, between Seymour Place East and West?
Brill,thankyou!

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Oooh you can see the back of my old house in that one.

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I did a few summers with Jack and his donkeys. He was a lovely man and sometimes his wife and son would come down. Half-a-crown was the daily wage but I would have done it for nothing. His sister had the lemonade and bucket and spade stall next to him on the beach.

Silver was a bit of a handful but produced a fabulous white, male foal (I cannot remember the name of the mare but think it began with a P) and I often wonder what happened to them.

Another Clarke had the waltzer in New Brighton fairground, always interesting walking through to see what was going on.

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Originally Posted by Moonstar
I did a few summers with Jack and his donkeys. He was a lovely man and sometimes his wife and son would come down. Half-a-crown was the daily wage but I would have done it for nothing. His sister had the lemonade and bucket and spade stall next to him on the beach.

Silver was a bit of a handful but produced a fabulous white, male foal (I cannot remember the name of the mare but think it began with a P) and I often wonder what happened to them.

Another Clarke had the waltzer in New Brighton fairground, always interesting walking through to see what was going on.


The one that had the waltzer plus some stalls was Leo. Always smoked big cigars and drove a maroon Jag.

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A well known photograph of the donkeys at New Brighton. The guy in the photo is actually a relative of mine. he kept his donkeys in Egerton Street just behind the Perch Rock Pub

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nice one pablo, been on them a few times bet they don;t have donkey rides anymore on the beach

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