BlackpoolPleasureBeachToulmin[Book: Vanessa Toulmin – 2011 – 25x26cm – 146 Pages – Full colour]. Chapter Points: Foreword; Introduction; In The Beginning – Earl’s Court By The Sea; Interwar Years – Entertainment For The Masses; Casino – A 1930s Masterpiece; Designing The Pleasure Beach; Postwar Prosperity – The Boom Years; Spectacular Live Performances; Roller Coasters; A Family Affair (By Amanda Thompson). Special features: Maxim’s Flying Machine, River Caves, Witching Waves, Noah’s Ark, Fun House, Ghost Train, Wild Mouse, Derby Racer, Valhalla, Joseph Emberton, Percy Metcalfe, Tom Purvis, Charles Paige, and Arrow Dynamics. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.