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Parkgate #695629
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Parkgate, 1969. Hardly changed at all

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Re: Parkgate [Re: pablo42] #695647
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Apart from the tide

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and the marsh?


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and the lack of litter!

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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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was the marsh "planted" to become a conservation area or has it just overgrown?

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Originally Posted by jimbob
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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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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Originally Posted by mindplayer
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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