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Remember When - New Brighton Historic Old Town Tour



You have all heard of the famous Ferry Across the Mersey, some of you will remember coming to New Brighton on a day out or holiday. But did you know the hidden secrets and legends of this old town? Step back in time and remember when in New Brighton Seaside Resort

Hidden Wirral Presents - Remember When - New Brighton Historic Old Town Tour

Do something different this Autumn and journey down the Victorian Streets & Promenade of New Brighton on an historic adventure to discover the origins of this famous Seaside Resort.  Hear about life in Victorian Times, the rise of the resort and how changes occurred in the following centuries. New Brighton was the Holiday Resort for many visitors via Ferry, Railway and motorcar for many years. Remember the days of visiting the fairground, swimming at the outdoor bathing pool, riding the ferry across the Mersey, dancing at the Tower Ballroom or even at The Chelsea Reach, The Grand and RJ's. You will be visiting all the old sites and shown photographs on how changes have ocurred from then to now. Join our Historian & Author who is the leading expert on New Brighton History for a morning of Memories, Historical Facts, Light Comedy and many Dark Tales.  You will hear of Authentic Truths, Factual History and all the Legendary Tales about the old towns 200 Year History. Tours are available at 10am on Wednesday mornings. Following the Tour, Food and Drinks are available to Purchase from The James Atherton pub & Habibi Bar & Grill Located in the Victorian Quarter.

Tickets cost just £5 per person

Tour Capacity - 15 People
Tour Duration: Approx  1 Hour
Tours are Wheelchair Friendly
Suitable for Children – Yes
Ticket Price £7 Per Person
Transport - Local Bus and Train available to venue.

The meeting point is Starting & Finishing outside The James Atherton pub, 117-119 Victoria Rd, Victorian Quarter, New Brighton, CH45 2JD.

Tickets can be purchased by using your Credit/Debit card or by Paypal.

Tickets will be sent Direct to your Email Address so you can either show us on your mobile phone or Print out your tickets. Please Ensure You arrive 15 mins before the stated time so we can leave on time.


What To Expect on our Tours

Location points and topics:

Victorian times, New Brighton Baths, 1990s Storms, Recent Storms, Fort Perch Rock & Lighthouse, Floral Pavilion, Ham & Eggs Parade, The Ferry Hotel, Chelsea Reach Nightclub, The New Brighton Pier & Ferry, The Tivoli Theatre, The Tower Grounds, Tommy Mann's Miniature Railway, Vale Park, The Fairy Village, The Bandstand, Vale House, New Brighton Primary School, The New Brighton Tower, The French Laundry, Grandma's Club, Victoria Road, Rowson Street, Wellington Road Villas and The Wormhole Caves, Ghosts, Hidden Tunnels, Smugglers Secrets, Hidden Treasure, The Old Pubs of New Brighton and so much more crammed in to a fun and factual tour with Wirral's Premier Historian.

Before New Brighton was even born, the area was known as Ye Black Rock and was plagued by Pirates & Smugglers, we were the 3rd worse place in Britain for it. In the eighteenth century, Wallasey was a haunt of smugglers. The centre of smuggling was Mother Redcap’s, a tavern that stood on the Mersey shore. Its proprietor was an elderly lady named Poll Jones, who always wore a red cap or bonnet. She was a great friend to smugglers and privateers, acting as a banker, minding their earnings while they were at sea.  The area has many mysterious maritime Tales to tell. We will be walking around the coastline on a circular walk. You will learn and hear stories about  Victorian Times all the way up to the 21st Century. Join us as we undertake an an Afternoon walk retelling the tales of the area. We will be starting and finishing at the James Atherton Pub which is located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter of New Brighton. We offer a Day of History and Mystery to capture the imagination and inspire the mind.

During World War II the US Army was stationed at New Brighton and a large motor pool known as Depot 0616 was kept at the Tower Athletic Grounds. The 347th Ordnance Depot Company was stationed at New Brighton from December 1943 until March 1944.

The New Brighton Tours are Exclusive to Hidden Wirral Tours, Book Now and Join the Biggest Tour Company in Wirral.

Your Tour Guide is Local Historian & Author Tony Franks-Buckley who is the leading expert on The History of New Brighton as he takes you on a journey through time around the historic seaside resort on a circular walk suitable for everybody.

For Over 6 Years Hidden Wirral have been creating memories for visitors and locals alike in the Historic Wirral Peninsula. Best known for our range of interesting History Tours that run day and night, all year round. Our commitment is for a fun, insightful and memorable walking tour experience, facilitated by our exceptional team of storyteller guides, led by New Brighton's pre-eminent historian, Tony Franks-Buckley Join us on one of our tours today!

Tickets can be obtained direct via this website or if you have any questions please text or Whatsapp the booking line to see if places are available on 07542391726 - All Online Offers will be invalid when paying by Cash

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