THE DOME OF MEMORIES.

TheDomeOfMemories[Book: Mick Sharp – 2011 – 21x26cm – 106 Pages – Mostly colour, few B&W photos]. Celebrating the centenary of the Spanish City Dome, Whitley Bay (England). Selected Chapter Points: Foreword; Before The Spanish City; The ‘Original’ Spanish City Opens; The Funfair Takes Shape; The Rides; Building The Dome; The Architects; Open To The Public; The Rotunda; The Theatre; The Picture House; Theatre Becomes Empress; Riehl’s Reel; The Winter Gardens Open; A Spanish City Family; Wartime In Whitley Bay; Hoadley’s Return; The Gordons; Illuminations And Dancing; We Had It All…; Lightning Strikes; Seventies Changes; ‘Playground Of The North’; The Battle For The Empress; The Corkscrew (roller coaster); Fading Glory; To The Next Century. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.