Parkgate in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... His father owned and operated the school at that time. Wilfred Grenfell became a medical doctor and relocated to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1892. There he served as a doctor and later established the Grenfell Mission, dedicated to serving the medical and social needs of the poor fisherman and aboriginals who lived in remote communities on the northern coasts of that region, now part of Canada. His work has been carried on through the International Grenfell Association, a non-governmental charitable organization. Sadly, however, the Mostyn House School run by the Grenfell family shut down on July 7, 2010 after 156 years of operati... more
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by William J. English - written on 28/07/10
This summary regarding Parkgate is very useful. There are a few facts to be added. The Grenfell family that lived at Mostyn House School in the 1860's and 1870's included a son, Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940). His father owned and operated the school at that time. Wilfred Grenfell became a medical doctor and relocated to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1892. There he served as a doctor and later established the Grenfell Mission, dedicated to serving the medical and social needs of the poor fisherman and aboriginals who lived in remote communities on the northern coasts of that region, now part of Canada. His work has been carried on through the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/05/01, updated on 08/02/04 (Very useful, 3308 readings)
Parkgate (-cum-Neston as it is historically known) takes my breath away. As you stroll along the ½ mile-long ?promenade?, you imagine yourself to be in the quaintest of seaside towns. The houses and business premises are all whitewashed and black-beamed, and many are intricate in design with interesting architectural details such as balconies and bay windows designed to make the most of the sea-view. Ice-cream parlours abound, as do fresh seafood shops, with lobster, crab, prawns and all manner of delicacies available. So what makes Parkgate different to any other seaside village? Well, there?s no sea. Yes, you heard me?.there?s no sea! Rumour has it, ... Read the complete review
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