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THE OLD NEW BRIGHTON
Photographs: Gary Radice, Les Tomkinson, Reflections Black and White Archive
Words: Nick Laister
Article
: Added October 2005

Images of the long lost fairground at New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside.



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Aeroplanes 1910
 
A very early photograph of the amusement park at New Brighton, showing the unusual Aeroplane ride and a Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machine ride behind.


Gary Radice
The fairground in 1940
 
An early photograph of the Tower Pleasure Gardens, New Brighton.


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In the 1940s

1940s shot of the Pleasure Gardens, with the Caterpillar ride to the right.

 



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Toy Set

1945 and the sign at back says "Victory Celebrations Sat Morning June 8".


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1820 Dobby Horses

This 1946 picture shows the oldest ride at the park, a set of dobby horses allegedly from 1820.



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Big Wheel

The park's Big Wheel pictured in 1948.



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Go Karts
 
The Go Kart track in action in 1948, with the boating lake behind.


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Tower Pleasure Gardens illuminated
 
This 1949 photograph shows the fairground illuminated, with the Big Wheel clearly visible in the centre. The ride to the left is the park's Skid.


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Kiddies Playpark

The Tower Pleasure Gardens had an area dedicated to smaller children. As can be seen from this 1949 photograph, this area had a children's version of the Big Wheel and Gallopers.

This section of the park was adjacent to the waterfront at the bottom of the hill.

 

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