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I bought this old postcard on eBay the other day. Apart from capturing a very busy day on the prom if you look closely it seems to show the old bathing station (not sure what you actually call it if its not that). I guess it was where you stripped-off down to your costume and went for a dip.
If you walk along this section of the prom behind the Parade Gardens you’ll see the remaining pieces of wrought iron and the stone path that take you down to the beach. A regular shortcut through the railings for me and the dog!
Nothing much has changed really over the 80+ years has it? The railings are the same, the prom is still tarmac and concrete and the wall is pretty much the same (bar the blue fencing). The old street lighting has been replaced, though it doesn’t come on any longer (energy saving measure by Wirral Council) so it is quite dark of a night.
Possibly the only time the prom is a busy nowadays is when the Red Arrows fly above for Lifeboat Day. From the bit of handwriting I can make out on the reverse of the card it was a contradictory “very warm and mild” day.
The postmark on the card is 31-Aug-1929. Can someone explain to me why some items of clothing are in colour?