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Here’s a good old image kindly sent in by Gill Cottriall showing the former bandstand in Meols Parade Gardens. I’m not 100% sure but I presume that the image title of The Pierrots refers to the act that the audience is watching.
According to the National Gallery, Pierrots were a popular form of seaside entertainment, and the word is often associated with the traditional French clown. The sculpture that you see on the way into New Brighton along the prom is also called The Pierrot.
I’ve a vague recollection of either a shelter or bandstand (shelter most probably) located next to the old lifeboat station …do get in touch if you’ve got an old photo of that.
Gill also sent in another view of the jetty that we’ve seen in other old photos during the last few weeks:
I like this image as it gives a good view of the promenade and the buildings along North Parade.
Coming up next week: a topical photo of men in uniform 🙂