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Re: Taking down the Tower [Re: ianbx1] #708505
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the track at the back of the tower was once new brighton football club who played in the lower divisions of the football league up to the early fifties.

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It was originally for cycle racing, the stock cars came much much later.

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Wow! The tower was a much more substantial structure than I ever thought. I'd only ever seen the top part in photo's before, I didn't realise there was a big stone building at the bottom.

Why was such a magnificent landmark demolished? confused

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Because it burnt down.

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Originally Posted by Helles
Because it burnt down.


And it was damaged beyond repair? They couldn't have repaired/rebuilt the damaged part?

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Originally Posted by Helles
Because it burnt down.


Not so.


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Originally Posted by Spellbinder
Originally Posted by Helles
Because it burnt down.


Not so.



Okay,I'll bite,why then?

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The Tower Ballroom burnt down, the actual steel tower was removed because of corrosion and became unsafe.


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Ah I see where we are coming from. Talking about the tower itself not the building! Yes Bert due to lack of maintenance during the first world war it became unsafe and was dismantled.

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When the Tower Ballroom burnt down, at the time I was a GPO telephonist in Old Hall Street,Liverpool.
The newspaper reporters from far and wide, were making transfer charge calls to their newspaper head offices,many from London and reporting the incident over the telephone.Just shows how much communications and news reporting have changed.
There was a huge amount of reporting going on, so it must have been pretty important in the eyes of others.
We could listen in and monitor their calls.Back then it seemed very exciting but not quite the same sentiments are held now.


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The Tower and Pier New Brighton 1914

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Another shot of the Tower. I can't place where this photo was taken from. Anyone know?

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Junction Molyneux Drive and Grosvenor Drive
looking into the top of the Tower grounds
near New Brighton FC.

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