Posted Friday, September 26, 2003 5:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Sunday marks the end of the ride for Dreamland amusement park on Margate seafront. For more than 140 years the site has offered generations of residents and visitors all the fun of the fair, changing through the decades as technology took over from tradition. Owner Jimmy Godden is selling the site due to dwindling visitor numbers.
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Obviously they didn't have the means to install a B&M inverter :-) Indeed, you don't necessarilly expect rides of that magnitude in a small seaside resort. However, they didn't even bother to upgrade any of the stalls or even the arcade machines. The removal of the park's two best rides: the Looping Star and the Mary Rose was also very puzzling (unless it was due to maintenance woes).
I do worry about the future of the senic railway: I don't know what provisions its 'listed structure' status has for ensuring its continued operation. It would be a great shame to see it left redundant and slowly deteriorate. I'd much rather see it moved to another park, even if it meant moving it to a park outside the UK.
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