DRAYTON MANOR: GEORGE & VERA BRYAN’S MEMORIES OF A FAMILY FUN PARK.

DraytonManorGeorgeAndVeraBryan[Book: Fred Bromwich – 2006 – 21x30cm – 90 Pages – Many B&W and colour photos]. When Drayton Manor Theme Park (Staffordshire, England) was originally opened to the public in 1950 by its current owners, the Bryan family, it was the unsophisticated era of the day-tripper – when families were happy to take a bus journey into the countryside for afternoon tea and spend a relaxing few hours away from the hustle and bustle of factory life. Not for them the heady heights of Shockwave, which was introduced in 1994 as Europe’s only stand-up roller coaster or white knuckle rides such as Pandemonium, where your world is turned upside down. So how did it all begin? This publication charts the history of the Midlands’ best-loved leisure venue. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.