New Brighton Off The Beaten Path

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    Liscard Battery
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    Vale Park
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    Vale Park

    by sandysmith Updated Dec 2, 2003

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    Vale Park

    Just set back from Magazine Promenade is this little green oasis. The once resplendent bandstand which hosted summer concerts is now sadly neglected. It was one of only two of such design in the country, with a revolving roof - the other being at Eastbourne.

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    Liscard Battery

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 8, 2003

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    Liscard Battery

    Originally the location of a powder magazine (Liverpool didn't want it on their side of the river!!) until population pressure moved it off-shore, in 1858 a battery of 7 10" guns was erected on the site. Set back from the river and hidden by new building, it was known as "the snake in the grass" to local inhabitants. The battery was obsolete by 1912, and sold on, and houses were errected on top. Now the site has an out of place appearance amongst the urban housses with only the curtain wall and ornate crenellated gatehouse surviving.

    Located on the junction of the appropriately named Magazine Road and Fort Road at the top end of Vale Park.

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    Grand Villas

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 2, 2003

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    James Atherton plans for the town includedd rows of large villas, built one above the other - all with unimpaired sea views for wealthy Liverpool merchants. Some were built but a few years later a terrace of cheap lodging houses appeared and the "Ham and Egg Parade" or "Tea Pot Row" was built. These were cheap cafes, shops, amusement parlours and boarding houses with touts at their doors inviting people 'to enter and partake of Ham and Eggs', hence its name. Wooden steps led down to the sands.

    These I imagine are some of the old villas with gardens leading down to the front.

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    Closer View of Bandstand

    by sandysmith Written Feb 2, 2003

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    Here's another view of the park and the bandstand which is now gated off for fear of further vandalism.

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    Guide Dog Statute

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 2, 2003

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    Guide Dog

    Just set back from the Tower Promenade is this statue of a guide dog commerorating the foundation of the Guide Dog for the Blind Association, at the Cliff, New Brighton 1931.

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