From the turn of the century, Merseysiders flocked to their very own holiday destination - the playground of the North. It was a golden era of bustling sun-drenched beaches, donkey rides and bucket and spades - the irresistible aroma of fish and chips on the prom and the roar of the Figure of 8 rollercoaster. But New Brighton has had a colourful ride - its share of ups and downs. During the 70s the town started to lose its magic and could not compete with the arrival of cheap travel abroad. Now though in 2011 huge investment will ensure New Brighton recaptures its magnetism and sparkle. In this picture-packed 84-page tribute we look at what made New Brighton great - from the Tower and Ballroom, football club, gardens, amusement arcades, fairgrounds, Fort Perch Rock and Lighthouse, open-air swimming pools and its famous theatres such as the Floral Pavilion. As this grand old lady enjoys a rejuvenating makeover, we celebrate what put New Brighton on the map. This is New Brighton - past, present and future. Join us on the rollercoaster ride again...New Brighton is a town with a big heart.A " Ken Dodd For the price of a pint and a packet of crisps, this cracking nostalgia magazine will get you there and back to New Brighton. The pictures are amazing.A" Billy Butler, BBC Radio Merseyside I think of it and see sandcastles, mint rock, candy floss and the ghost train. The fabulous postcards in this magazine illustrate a place of character and charm. It always was, and happily will be again, a place to write home about. A holiday destination on the Mersey.A" Charlie Landsborough, Musician New Brighton - a holiday on a budget.A" Terence Davies, Film Director
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