PENNIES BY THE SEA.

PenniesByTheSea[Book: Nick Laister – 2006 – 20x26cm – 124 Pages – Many B&W photos]. The story of what was Britain’s largest amusement arcade. It’s a rags to riches tale of how a glove seller from Sheffield market turned a collection of buildings on Bridlington seafront into a fabulous entertainment complex with slot machines, fairground rides and amazing sideshows. Selected Chapter Points: Introduction; Bridlington’s Wonderland; Before Joyland; Early Amusement Arcades; The Firth Family – Luna Park; Charlotte Yvonne Brown – The Birth of Joyland; Harry and Sidney Brown – Stability and Success; Peter and Robert Brown – Joyland Amusement Park; John Noble and Sons – Joyland Shrinks, Joyland Grows; The Rides and Attractions; About the Author; Further Reading. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.