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#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:10 pm

Does anyone miss or remember these lost parks, most of which opened long ago. I remember Dreamland from when I was very young.
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#2 by astwood , Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:21 pm

I havent been to any of those But when i was young
we use to go to this theme park in Colwyn Bay it was
called The Happy Hour i think one of the Collins family
use to run it i think it closed in the1980s


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:30 pm

To be fair as some of the old rides were made of wood they just wouldn't be allowed these days.


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#4 by astwood , Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:32 pm

I survived them SB but some of the cog wheels were very dangerous


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#5 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:36 pm

Well Astwood, everyone moans about and pokes fun of Health and safety laws. Most were put into place after pretty horrific deaths.


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#6 by astwood , Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:52 pm

With the speed these rides go today there is no room for errors


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:54 pm

Call me a coward but there arn't many of these rides you would get me on today.


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#8 by astwood , Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:56 pm

Nor me mate i would rather keep my feet on the ground


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#9 by mikejee , Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:14 pm

I remember Dreamland. It was on local TV a few weeks ago about them wanting to reopen it, but they would have to do an awful lot to it. While I was there went around for a week with a mate of Janice Nichols, but I don't think she took to me as nothing came of it.

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#10 by Voltman , Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:32 am

So you you only got Foive out of ten?


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#11 by astoness , Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:18 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #10
So you you only got Foive out of ten?


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#12 by Slow Jo , Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:27 pm

I love the fun fairs ,and blackpool's pleasure beach ,including the roller coasters ,but my wife said she would have to give me the kiss of life when I came off them.


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#13 by Voltman , Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:26 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #11
Quote: Voltman wrote in post #10
So you you only got Foive out of ten?


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Sorry Mike, I meant out of six.


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#14 by Voltman , Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:28 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #12
Just been chasing volty's bug round the screen.

What bug?
Must be something trapped in your screen.


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#15 by mikejee , Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:26 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #13
Quote: astoness wrote in post #11
Quote: Voltman wrote in post #10
So you you only got Foive out of ten?


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Sorry Mike, I meant out of six.

Actually Volty I'm afraid it was probably foive out of twenty


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