Living In Dreamland: A Look Around Britian’s Oldest Surviving Rollercoster And Theme Park In Margate
THE Dreamland site in Margate, Kent, is billed as “Britain’s oldest surviving rollercoaster”. By surviving the blurb means not yet fallen down. Built in 1920, the Scenic Railway fell into disrepair when the attraction closed in 2005 and was then badly damaged by an arson attack in 2008. The refurbishment of the Grade II listed ride, is part of an £18m project to reopen the amusement park in 2015.
Margate was once the resort of choice for families and youth:
Lest we forget. You can keep the Costa Brava and all that palava, going no farther, me i’d rather have me a day down Margate with all me family”…