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Carr Mill Junior School, Saint Helens, in 1952. An early example of the new "improved" informal classroom layout "School Dinners" at Carr Mill Junior School, Saint Helens, in 1952. No "Burgers" or chips (or obesity!) Carr Mill Junior School, Saint Helens, in 1952. These kids will be 70 now, does anyone recognise them? The Dining Hall at Bluecoat School, Wavertree, in 1948 looks like a joyless place! Tommy Mann's Miniature Railway in the Childrens Funfair at New Brighton, in 1949
Tommy Mann's Miniature Railway at New Brighton in 1949. Swingboats are just alongside, - what could possibly go wrong! "Britannic" passengers leaving the train at Riverside Station, Liverpool, in 1951. The ship was bearthed just outside that doorway New Brighton Tower Fairground in 1948, with the Tower Ballroom (the base of the demolished Tower) looming over it The Model Boating Lake at New Brighton was a favourite place to see the models put through their paces. 1962 Families on New Brighton beach with "Parthia", in 1949
Outside the entrance to New Brighton Circus in 1950. Tickets were 1/6d or 2/6d, to see a REAL circus with animals and clowns! Crowds on New Brighton beach in 1948, with Fort Perch Rock in the background. The men are still all wearing suits and ties! Outside New Brighton Bathing Pool in 1948. The "Travellers Rest" in the background looks out onto an empty Promenade now Children watching Punch & Judy on New Brighton beach in 1948. Every town had its own "Professor", though they all sounded the same! This Merry-go-round dating from the 1820s was still being used at New Brighton Funfair in 1948
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The Kiddies' Play Park in New Brighton in 1945. A poster on the wall says "Victory Celebrations Sat. Morning June 8th" Two lads looking at the presents to be given out at English Electric Orphans' Christmas Party in 1947 A very scary "Father Christmas" (Not "Santa" yet!) at an English Electric Orphans' Christmas Party in 1947 "Father Christmas's (Grotty) Grotto at an English Electric Orphans' Christmas Party, 1947. - Grim faces all round!