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#695629 - 22nd May 2012 12:22pm Parkgate
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Parkgate, 1969. Hardly changed at all


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#695647 - 22nd May 2012 1:27pm Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42]
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Apart from the tide

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#695669 - 22nd May 2012 2:31pm Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42]
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and the marsh?
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#695679 - 22nd May 2012 2:49pm Re: Parkgate [Re: dave_h]
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and the lack of litter!

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#695700 - 22nd May 2012 4:17pm Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42]
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That is a lovely picture showing the beach Pablo| How much that differs to now,with the marshes, is quite remarkable.
There never seems to be much litter on the front, at least I have never really noticed any Oxtonhill. If there is it's probably windblown icecreams.
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#695705 - 22nd May 2012 4:41pm Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42]
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was the marsh "planted" to become a conservation area or has it just overgrown?

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#695709 - 22nd May 2012 4:51pm Re: Parkgate [Re: cathie]
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was the marsh "planted" to become a conservation area or has it just overgrown?


It has just developed over the years as the River Dee became more silted up. Someone else will be able to add to that I am sure.

You should take a trip Cathie, if you can. You'd notice the difference.That is the difference with the marshes. The promenade is almost exactly the same, as Pablo says.


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#695740 - 22nd May 2012 7:03pm Re: Parkgate [Re: granny]
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1969? An age when the country still had some law and order, and people knew everybody in the street. Great pic! Those lads will be in their fifties now.

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#695742 - 22nd May 2012 7:13pm Re: Parkgate [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Originally Posted By: cathie
was the marsh "planted" to become a conservation area or has it just overgrown?


It has just developed over the years as the River Dee became more silted up. Someone else will be able to add to that I am sure.

You should take a trip Cathie, if you can. You'd notice the difference.That is the difference with the marshes. The promenade is almost exactly the same, as Pablo says.


I often go, especially The Old Quay for a carvery :0) I was just wondering how it got like that xx

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#695748 - 22nd May 2012 7:44pm Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42]
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I think I read that the silting up of the Dee Estuary started in earnest when they canalised the river (parallel to the Flintshire shore). A long revetment/training wall was built from John Summers Steelworks out to almost opposite Flint. The navigable channel was then close to the Welsh side. With little "scour" on the Cheshire side, it silted up. Spartina grass started growing which increased the silting and and and ......

If I manage to locate the book with the information in I'll quote it later. DON'T hold your breath!

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#695767 - 22nd May 2012 8:43pm Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42]
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i used to deliver to the private black and white school on the right of pic. inside is quite amazing, its like a rabbit warren in there.i also use to take my nan and grandad for ice cream there when i first past my test, happy days. great pic. max

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#695775 - 22nd May 2012 9:50pm Re: Parkgate [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
That is a lovely picture showing the beach Pablo| How much that differs to now,with the marshes, is quite remarkable.
There never seems to be much litter on the front, at least I have never really noticed any Oxtonhill. If there is it's probably windblown icecreams.
thats not beach you can see granny, its marsh grass. Its was like that in the early 50s
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#695781 - 22nd May 2012 10:16pm Re: Parkgate [Re: jimbob]
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Originally Posted By: granny
That is a lovely picture showing the beach Pablo| How much that differs to now,with the marshes, is quite remarkable.
There never seems to be much litter on the front, at least I have never really noticed any Oxtonhill. If there is it's probably windblown icecreams.
thats not beach you can see granny, its marsh grass. Its was like that in the early 50s


Thanks Jimbob, just had a little zoom. How right you are.Beach was a nice thought tho'.( I don't remember the early 50's)


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#695835 - 23rd May 2012 3:34am Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42]
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I thought Parkgate was also famous for some seafood "Thingy". Can't for the life of me remember what it was, I was only saying to my wife(aussie)that next time we go we should try some - she not impressed - me laughing> Hang on was it winkles and cockles in vinegar???

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#695836 - 23rd May 2012 3:39am Re: Parkgate [Re: mindplayer]
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I thought Parkgate was also famous for some seafood "Thingy". Can't for the life of me remember what it was, I was only saying to my wife(aussie)that next time we go we should try some - she not impressed - me laughing> Hang on was it winkles and cockles in vinegar???


or shrimps ?

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