KursaalMemories[Book: Ken Crowe – 2003 – 20x26cm – 108 Pages – Many B&W photos]. The Kursaal (Essex, UK) was the largest amusement park in the south of England for much of the twentieth century. This book tells the story of the Kursaal, from its origins in the late nineteenth century, to its closure in the 1980s, and re-opening in the 1990s. Chapter Points: In the Beginning, Early Fairgrounds; Grand Openings, The Kursaal and Luna Park; The First C.J. Morehouse; The David de Forest Morehouse Years 1921-1934; The Kursaal under Trustees 1935-1947; C.J. Morehouse 1948-1973; An Era Ends, Another Begins 1973-1998. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.