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By Robert F Edwards

For all of those people who have childhood memories of trips to New Brighton, spending the day in the arcade or in the indoor or outdoor fair or visiting the shops in Victoria Road. For those who remember the outdoor swimming pool, Fort Perch Rock and the miniature railway, this is a selection of photographs of New Brighton for you.

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Ferry To New Brighton c 1960s

 A Postcard with a very atmospheric shot of the Tower
 Happy Days in New Brightons outdoor Pool
 Paddling and boating on the beach
 The Old Victoria Hotel now demolished

An excellent victorian view of Victoria Road Looking up from the Pier

 A View From the Tower
 New Brighton Beach
 The Cable Car
 This little fun fair for the kiddies was on the front near the prom'
Another view from the tower
New Brighton Railway Station
New Brighton Station
The minature Railway


The Bobby Horses down on the prom


Tower Ballroom complete with the Tower which was later removed leaving just the brick built building

The first Big Wheel, not that big by todays standards



A shot from the Tower Ballroom of the Fun Fair and the Pier

Tower Ballroom with the tower removed, roumours where that the iron and steel was needed for the war effort but apparently it was more than a little unsafe.

The beautiful New Brighton outdoor swimming pool

A crowded New Brighton beach on a  summers day

Another shot showing the entrance to the Fun Fair

This photograph shows the cable cars that went up to the top of the ballroom

The original speedway track, there were others later including one down by Fort Perch Rock

The minature railway

Cars parked and crowds outside the outdoor pool

Crowds gather for one of the many competitions held at the pool which included Miss New Brighton

Children happily playing in the River Mersey


An early postcard of the pier

New Brighton Ferry

New Brighton Prom'

New Brighton Postcard

Children on one of the rides

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