DREAMLAND REVIVED.

DreamlandRevivied[Book: Nick Evans – 2014 – 21x27cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W and colour photos]. Margate’s (England) Dreamland Park opened in July 1920 and millions flocked to enjoy the famed Scenic Railway the Looping Star and the Dodgems. Dreamland’s trendsetting 1930s cinema led the way in design while the ballroom became famous for dancing and big name music concerts. Later on, Dreamland would hold its own as an exciting theme park. The resort’s decline over recent decades left its mark, leaving many yearning for a return to simpler times by the seaside. This is the story of Margate’s famous amusement park from its earliest days to the present plans for reopening as Britain’s first heritage theme park. Chapter Points: Introduction; First Awakenings 1863-1919; Making The Dream Come True 1920-1945; Post War Revival 1946-1969; New Brooms Herald a New Era 1970-1981; The Bembom Years 1982-1995; To the Millennium and Beyond 1996-2009; Building a New Dream 2010-2014; Acknowledgements. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.