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Default 21-10-2011, 00:17

I spent a large part of my misguided yoof living in Parkgate and remember when Summers was a proper, working plant. The glow from the blast furnaces (four, if I remember correctly) could always be seen at night but when they blew the Bessemer converters the entire sky lit up and you could clearly see the huge shower of sparks.

Summers always claimed ownership of the salt marshes off Burton, but I suspect that was bluff as the Crown own all intertidal parts of the coast. The salt marsh behind Summers was always off limits because it was a MOD firing range but I suspect that has been well abandoned by now.

I lived in Parkgate from 1965 to 1974 (prior to that we lived in Heswall).

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