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The Pleasure Beach - Gt Yarmouth


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Ok ... a little bit tenuous ... but thousands of boating holidaymakers must have visited the Pleasure Beach over the years whilst moored at Great Yarmouth. I came across a fantastic Flikr collection of old photographs whilst searching for info on something else. Some date back to the early 1900s but there are quite a few from the 1960s/70s/80s and 90s within there too along with some fascinating info behind the rides.

I have vivid memories of the Sky Wheels and the Rotor from the late 1970s early 1980s !! :o



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The Pictures Of 'Buttons' the old steam galloper bring back fond memories of when i lived in Haddiscoe as a child Carol, it was a regular Sunday afternoon treat as an infant in the early 60s to be taken for a walk along the sea front, with an icecream and a ride on 'Buttons' with one of my parents if I had been 'good' during the week lol :grin:

I also remember a hot food stand just at the side of the Gallopers selling 'American style fried Norfolk Turkey wings' a predecessor of the Kentucky Fried Chicken shops, and a very popular snack with the holiday makers and Locals alike :dance

Julz :wave

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