Quarry Green Arena

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Re: Quarry Green Arena

Postby bill » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:57 pm

EMDEE wrote:
bill wrote:I certainly recall the pipe band playing in the "bandstand". Sadly though I don't remember why.


If you mean they played at the arena at the New Quay Head, then I know that this was an arrangement which was in place for a while and was an alternative venue for the regular Saturday night appearances which prior to and since then have taken place in the Main Street.


I did mean the "bandstand/boxing ring" :roll: at the paddling pool .

The reason for the pipe band playing there was possibly to do with the sea cadets having an open day.
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Re: Quarry Green Arena

Postby gizmo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:47 pm

I looked on street view last night but couldnt see the rings on the wall, I remember my dad pointing them out to me when I was wee.
However I found this old map on-line..
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19 ... FFFFFFFFF..
If this works it does show the shoreline up to Shore Street and indeed up to the Manse House wall
Does anyone have any decent links to old maps, I had a few years ago but cant find them now.
If anyone is down that way could they have a wee look and see if there is any evidence of the rings left. :)
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Re: Quarry Green Arena

Postby Hume » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:42 am

I've cropped this a million times but the code keeps taking it back to the original screen print when I post it on the forum for some reason.

Anyway it show the water up to where you are referring to Gizmo.

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Re: Quarry Green Arena

Postby Hume » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:45 am

Here is the link to the page:

http://maps.nls.uk/view/74415178
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Re: Quarry Green Arena

Postby EMDEE » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:18 am

I must confess to not having been aware that the land between the two quays and Shore Street had been reclaimed. :oops:
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Re: Quarry Green Arena

Postby Hume » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:24 am

Mmm, that's strange, the map I posted IS now showing as the cropped version ??
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