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#603657 19th Oct 2011 8:08am
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the funfair at new brighton was on fire at 3am this morning and police and 2 fire crews still there at 6am .. i was out with the dog when i saw it

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i dont want to seem unkind to their unfortunate news but last time i went down NB there wasnt much funfair left to burn!


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Wirralnews.co.uk seems goosed as I type this but did you see the recent story of the owner fearing for it's future and how he may have to speak to developers who approached him regarding apartment development?

This may be a blessing in disguise for him, I just hope he didn't lose too much in the blaze.

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That is not good news, hope all is alright there.
I'm thinking maybe a fryer left on?

If it is used for development what happens to the tunnels?


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I really don't know what would happen to them. I doubt they'd be filled but then again if the place is demolished they could be lost into history forever.

I'll see what I can uncover during the course of the day.


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Bad news but maybe a blessing really. Let's face it, it a dump at the moment and this may bring it upto standard

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From the horses mouth. "It's not that bad".


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Firstly, I hope noone was hurt.

sorry if this might seem a bit selfish but

OMG I hope Adventurelands ok, I just put a deposit down yesterday for a party there next week [Linked Image] after going through hell and back trying to find somewhere who does exclusive parties. [Linked Image]

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Originally Posted by AlexB
From the horses mouth. "It's not that bad".


Before or after the fire?...

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Originally Posted by Snickas

OMG I hope Adventurelands ok, I just put a deposit down yesterday for a party there next week


Oh, I completely forgot!!

I will see what I can find out during the course of the day and give you the heads up.

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Originally Posted by AlexB
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OMG I hope Adventurelands ok, I just put a deposit down yesterday for a party there next week


Oh, I completely forgot!!

I will see what I can find out during the course of the day and give you the heads up.


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I'd say from speaking to them that you'll be OK.

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[Linked Image] a [Linked Image] of great relief.

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I do however hope the damage isn't too great for the place as I know its still a popular day visit for a lot of families.

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Big scam to get the money off the insurance!!


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Originally Posted by Steve123
Big scam to get the money off the insurance!!


Back it up or shut up and give the rumour mill a rest.

I strongly suggest that if it had have been then a decent job would have been done.

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Originally Posted by Wiggi77
Bad news but maybe a blessing really. Let's face it, it a dump at the moment and this may bring it upto standard
good point Wiggi x

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it says in the wirral globe they are questioning a teenager in connection to this .

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Originally Posted by Steve123
Big scam to get the money off the insurance!!


Not that type of person.
Certainly does not need the money.


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Originally Posted by _Ste_
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Big scam to get the money off the insurance!!


Not that type of person.
Certainly does not need the money.


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its been updated on the bbc, its now saying

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A fire service spokesman said the blaze started in a ground-floor storeroom and damaged three other rooms and a club on the second floor.

No-one was in the two-storey building at the time.


Sounds like it was in the front of the building.

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Originally Posted by Tombraider
Originally Posted by Wiggi77
Bad news but maybe a blessing really. Let's face it, it a dump at the moment and this may bring it upto standard
good point Wiggi x


No, it's not.

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Originally Posted by _Ste_

Certainly does not need the money.


You sure wink

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Originally Posted by AlexB
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Bad news but maybe a blessing really. Let's face it, it a dump at the moment and this may bring it upto standard
good point Wiggi x


No, it's not.


Of course it is. It's a tip that hasn't been updated in years, the best thing would of been for it to burn down so it could be built back to a half decent standard, now it will probably just have another lick of paint and be just as bad as ever.

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Of course it is?

Do older buildings not catch fire?

On the contrary I'd say they were more liable to problems leading to a blaze.

Stop with the defamatory remarks or back them up.

The guy who's family business has just nearly burnt down doesn't deserve anonymous Internet muppets passing on rubbish.

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Originally Posted by AlexB
Of course it is?

Do older buildings not catch fire?

On the contrary I'd say they were more liable to problems leading to a blaze.

Stop with the defamatory remarks or back them up.

The guy who's family business has just nearly burnt down doesn't deserve anonymous Internet muppets passing on rubbish.



I don't need to back them up it's my opinion of the place. As I said in my first comment it's bad news, I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but the fact is is that's it's dated and needs alot of investment to bring it up to the standard of what new Brighton will want to be in the future.

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I don't disagree in general with your opinion of the place just that they attempted to burn it down themselves...

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I don't disagree in general with your opinion of the place just that they attempted to burn it down themselves...



Wasn't me who said that, I also don't believe that either.
I do actually spend time there because my daughter likes the outdoor rides, but think he may have some hard times ahead if more new attractions open down there, but hey I may be wrong it would be a shame really

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Originally Posted by Steve123
Big scam to get the money off the insurance!!



If it was his dad that still owned it I would of agreed, as he did that years ago to the bingo hall he had by the Chelsea.. But David is not like that. He even knows how to look ater his workers to a ponit, unlike his dad....

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It would be really sad if the Palace ever went, it is the one last remaining buildings on the front with character. It is the signature building of the front. Money should be put into the restoration.

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It would be really sad if the Palace ever went, it is the one last remaining buildings on the front with character. It is the signature building of the front. Money should be put into the restoration.


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Hi Wiggi77 nice to hear your piont of view ,it was an eye sore without a doubt, good piont ignore the negative`s

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Anybody been down there?

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My daughter and I both work right by there, she was in work today and said there was a lot of activity from the fire officers and forensics but no obvious damage to the outside that she could see. I'm in work tomorrow so will hopefully find out more then.

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Originally Posted by RUDEBOX
Anybody been down there?


I was going to go down at some piont today but in the end i failed to see the ponit! whistle

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Originally Posted by gypsyjune
Hi Wiggi77 nice to hear your piont of view ,it was an eye sore without a doubt, good piont ignore the negative`s
It is very unfair of you to say that it is an eyesore, it's part of New Brighton's Heritage.

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Originally Posted by Tombraider
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Bad news but maybe a blessing really. Let's face it, it a dump at the moment and this may bring it upto standard
good point Wiggi x
And when was the last time that you left Rock Ferry for a visit, have you ever been inside?

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Originally Posted by Bezzymate
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Bad news but maybe a blessing really. Let's face it, it a dump at the moment and this may bring it upto standard
good point Wiggi x
And when was the last time that you left Rock Ferry for a visit, have you ever been inside?


I'm sure I saw Tombraider down that way the other day.

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[quote=Wiggi77]Bad news but maybe a blessing really. Let's face it, it a dump at the moment and this may bring it upto standard
good point Wiggi x
And when was the last time that you left Rock Ferry for a visit, have you ever been inside?
Corse you did!

I'm sure I saw Tombraider down that way the other day. [/quote]

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Didn't Spannerhead reply within the quote?
Yes I said I think I did so yes I think I did, ok.

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If you say so!

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Lol you talking to yourself

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If you say so!
OMG are you Spannerhead?

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Hello Bezzy ,Yes it is part of Newbrighton`s heritage not disputing that .But how is it unfair to say it how it is ,to be honest with you it`s not an eye sore, it`s a dump, and has been for many years . Fantastic building but a dump how ever you dress it up it needs work doing as you would expect from a building of it`s age that`s all i`m saying

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Originally Posted by Bezzymate
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If you say so!
OMG are you Spannerhead? No that's me, look I post within the quote lol.

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Is this going to be another thread taken off topic and ruined today?

Can we stick to the topic?

Remember chaps, your favourite section of the forum, wiki chat, is for the drivel.

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by AlexB
Is this going to be another thread taken off topic and ruined today?

Can we stick to the topic?

Remember chaps, your favourite section of the forum, wiki chat, is for the drivel.

Thanks.


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It is annoying when people don't stick to topic hey Alex.

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Originally Posted by Pepper_Head
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Is this going to be another thread taken off topic and ruined today?

Can we stick to the topic?

Remember chaps, your favourite section of the forum, wiki chat, is for the drivel.

Thanks.





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It is annoying when people don't stick to topic hey Alex.



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hope the club is ok i often pop there 4 a few beers on the leather sofas

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Originally Posted by Bezzymate
Originally Posted by gypsyjune
Hi Wiggi77 nice to hear your piont of view ,it was an eye sore without a doubt, good piont ignore the negative`s
It is very unfair of you to say that it is an eyesore, it's part of New Brighton's Heritage.


Agreed that's it's part of New Brighton, shame some money couldn't be invested into it to bring it back to life & maybe up to date.

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my grandparents met at this building, my grandad worked on the waltzers and my nan used to come over from west derby over to the fun fair. to me this building holds special means. i hope that mr wilkie can restore it and this does not mean the end of it. would be such a sad loss for something that has been involved in the history of new brighton for many years.

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I spoke to the man himself this afternoon and the fire was started in a store room and spread to the plant room. All the electrics for there and tallulahs were damaged but he hoping to be up and running by the weekend.

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Originally Posted by Headcoat_TheMrs
I spoke to the man himself this afternoon and the fire was started in a store room and spread to the plant room. All the electrics for there and tallulahs were damaged but he hoping to be up and running by the weekend.

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thats good news

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I used to love the fair when i was achild, always seemed better when i was younger with the go-karts and all the slides etc
Had many a happy time in there. Yes, the building has seen better days, but it was always awesome and i still enjoy going down there.

miss the go karts and the old rides though. not keen on the larger arcade section


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Originally Posted by AX_125
I used to love the fair when i was achild, always seemed better when i was younger with the go-karts and all the slides etc
Had many a happy time in there. Yes, the building has seen better days, but it was always awesome and i still enjoy going down there.

miss the go karts and the old rides though. not keen on the larger arcade section
Certainly not a dump then! Great news that it should be up and running again by the weekend.

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