Friday, December 28, 2007

Lame little fun fair

Every year around Christmas, the kids wait with excitement for the fun fair to arrive and set up on the dunes at the edge of the Kings Beach car park. It used to be quite impressive, with roller coasters, a big wheel, wall of death and pirate ship which flipped right over, but as the years have gone by it seems to have gone into a decline. This year it was quite a sad and dismal sight to see the few scuffed and jaded "attractions" which were put up. One can't help but feel sorry for the owners as their livelihood disintegrates in front of their eyes. In the tent to the left are the dodgem cars. To the right of the picture is the water slide which is a permanent feature of Kings Beach.

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  1. Hey Max

    As far as I know, it's not the same company as the one that alsways came years ago with the roller coaster and the ship. That was Pleasure Land and last time I heard the reason they aren't comming anymore is because of cost to bring everything down by rail. (Thanks to Spoornet) It is a pity that they do not come anymore and light up the beachfront.

  2. hi Firefly. Glad to hear that Pleasureland is still alive and kicking, even if not here. As you say, pity!

  3. Fun Fairs are so much fun. Hope this one survives the test of time.