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New Brighton Woodie

d n s u

Posted:
4/8/00 at
4:01:27 PM

Views: 408

I'm sure there used to be a wooden coaster at New Brighton on Merseyside - I remember seeing it as a kid and my nan telling me some time later that it had burnt down.

Was I just dreaming this? and what was it called?
(The coaster..not my nan)

..There isn't much left of New Brighton nowadays, the outdoor and indoor fairgrounds have long gone and the ferries stopped running there when the beach disappeared or the tide changed or something.. God I'm getting old..

Re: New Brighton Woodie by Cal at 4/10/00 6:38:10 AM

> I'm sure there used to be a wooden coaster
> at New Brighton on Merseyside - I remember
> seeing it as a kid and my nan telling me
> some time later that it had burnt down. Was
> I just dreaming this? and what was it
> called? (The coaster..not my nan) ..There
> isn't much left of New Brighton nowadays,
> the outdoor and indoor fairgrounds have long
> gone and the ferries stopped running there
> when the beach disappeared or the tide
> changed or something.. God I'm getting old..

Damn, and I thought your post was about a new woodie at Brighton!
Sorry, don't know anything about your old woodie I'm afraid.

Cal

Re: New Brighton Woodie by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/10/00 9:26:49 AM

So did I! Brighton is full of people who like woodies.

Graeme.

Damn, and I thought your post was about a new
> woodie at Brighton! Sorry, don't know
> anything about your old woodie I'm afraid.
> Cal

Re: New Brighton Woodie by Rob at 4/12/00 5:43:06 AM

> I'm sure there used to be a wooden coaster
> at New Brighton on Merseyside...

Yes there was. I have seen a picture of it somewhere and it looked like it was situated in a wooded area which contained the fairground next to the old tower. There are one or two sites on the history of New Brighton and they may be able to supply you with a picture. The coaster looked as though there were two tracks because it was hard to determine the layout with all the trees, but it was probably a single track two lift arrangement.

Re: New Brighton Woodie by Rob at 4/12/00 5:49:27 AM

> I'm sure there used to be a wooden coaster
> at New Brighton on Merseyside - I remember
> seeing it as a kid and my nan telling me
> some time later that it had burnt down. Was
> I just dreaming this? and what was it
> called? (The coaster..not my nan) ..There
> isn't much left of New Brighton nowadays,
> the outdoor and indoor fairgrounds have long
> gone and the ferries stopped running there
> when the beach disappeared or the tide
> changed or something.. God I'm getting old..

You are remembering the Figure 8 coaster on the front near the pier which was burned in a fire. However the resort had two others - the Himalaya Railway and the LA Thompson Scenic Railway which is the one which I had seen a picture of.

Re: New Brighton Woodie by d n s u at 4/14/00 2:06:57 PM

You are remembering the Figure 8 coaster on the
> front near the pier which was burned in a
> fire. However the resort had two others -
> the Himalaya Railway and the LA Thompson
> Scenic Railway which is the one which I had
> seen a picture of.

Thanks for that Rob - Proves I wasn't going mad after all.