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Salford Park

roverman

master brummie
Thanks for your reply "Chocks" I think it was the winter of 1939/40 when the resa was frozen, you are obviously far to young to remember that far back.Thanks also for the info re the Onion Fair.
"Roverman"
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi choccks 2
there was never an onion fair in the ressa at salford park and yes there used to people used to skate on the ressa at salford park
the onion fair was always next to the aston parish church where i was achoir boy there and it was on the aston hall rd
it was a massive waste ground i would not like to estimate its size of the land but it was massive but thats where the biggest and brightest fair was held
and it was draped with large sacks and loose onions all over the arch entranceto go in marked with a couple of french men dressed in there striped burglars shitrs and beria
with there onions hanging around there necks greeting you as you walk in
in the later years there was a fair that was put up on the rear field of the resa which where the river from through
but beleive me it was not what i call a fair it was an unknown fair people just starting out if you asked me and it was very limited to number of rides and no stall for prizes
just a hand full of rides it came for afew times and then it died off never to be seen there
therse skaters was on ice it was in the early forties to early fifties when we used to get really bad conditions of artic weather by mid fifties things change andpeople stopped doing it because it was not thick as the years went bye and the boating was alwaways packed most days of the week sundays was the worst
as some one as mentioned to yoy there is a sight on the google or the web page of this forum you will learn more about it
in the early fifties salford brought in a cycle race track as time went on it got very popular on sundays and then they started to have official race meeting there
and as far i am aware its still being used today
have a nice day and dont forget to wear your poppy with pride today at elen oclock best wishes astonion
 

Graham

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
in the early fifties salford brought in a cycle race track as time went on it got very popular on sundays and then they started to have official race meeting there
and as far i am aware its still being used today
Astonian, the cycle track is no more and I'm sure some member will know more about that, Graham.
 

Templer

Brummie
If I remember rightly Eric, the banks were quite secure.
I think it was more to do with how it was effecting the fishing and the fish stocks.
 

dek carr

gone but not forgotten
THis has jogged the memory I had a spell going down and watching these boats.I think they still have them at Bodymoor Heath.Dek
 

chocks2

master brummie
It was one of the lakes in Kingsbury Water Park Dek, I used to go and watch it on a Sunday Morning up until about two years ago but that has now stopped due to the growth of the poison algae on the lakes.
I used to watch it a lot at Salford Park and I agree with Templer. The anglers had a lot to do with it stopping and I seem to remember the arguments that went with it but I understand the the final nail was the building of Spaghetti Junction. The Lake was drained for a long while, they all moved elsewhere and the rest is history as they say.
 

Richard Shephard

master brummie
Hi Templer.I have some great memories of Salford Park. the fishing lake
all the different sports they held there. When i was nipper my uncle
wanted me to join the bike racing club there
 

Austin K2

master brummie
Can't remember any fairs at Salford Park, but I do remember watching cycle races there, Reg Harris used to attend.
Got his autograph once, but that has long since disappeared.
 

lenbrum

New Member
spent many happy days fishing in Salford park in the 60s I am sure there was a big pike in there but I never saw it
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
spent many happy days fishing in Salford park in the 60s I am sure there was a big pike in there but I never saw it
The pool was drained to build the expressway and all the fish moved to Witton Lakes and Brookvale Park. There was a TV article and an enormous pike taken out.

Brookvale Park was always a decent fishing lake, but Witton lakes seemed to be polluted. Within a few days there were thousands of dead fish washed up, which I assumed were from Salford Pool.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
It suggests that someone, who made the decision to move the fish, did not do any ecological research beforehand.
Another example of why animals and other creatures are always in second place when developments take place.
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Well today we would do an environmental assessment which would have been great for the fish, but fuel for the red tape elf and safety moaning brigade
 

LOZELLIAN

master brummie
spent many happy days fishing in Salford park in the 60s I am sure there was a big pike in there but I never saw it
Hi Lenbrum,

Welcome to the forum, like you I used to spend many a happy Saturday / Sunday morning fishing at Salford Park with both my Dad & Uncle or alternatively Red House Park (Great Barr), Pype Hayes Park. When my Nan lived in Lozells at that time her window cleaner (Eric) was considered a very good pike angler who regularly fished Salford Park.

Lozellian.
 
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