EAW015843 ENGLAND (1948). Dreamland Amusement Park and the town centre, Margate, 1948. This image has been produced from a print.

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Details

Title [EAW015843] Dreamland Amusement Park and the town centre, Margate, 1948. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference EAW015843
Date 19-May-1948
Link
Place name MARGATE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 635278, 170645
Longitude / Latitude 1.3818428075224, 51.385499408548
National Grid Reference TR353706

Pins

The new Dreamland Buffet, designed by CFS Palmer and built in 1929-1931 replacing an older building. This building has survived many years of modification and was threatened with demolition as much of the amusement park buildings were being cleared through the early 2000s. Remaining in very poor condition and damaged further by fire during abandoned restorative works by the current amusement park operator, full restoration to original design is pending into 2018. The assumed water tower on the north end of the building was removed in the 1970s likely when the Dreamland Miniature Railway was removed from the site

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:36:01 PM
A second imported former World War I airship hanger that was built on the former football / fireworks ground. This was removed by the 1980s. The other hanger survives today as a new rollerskating rink, amusement arcade and cafe space with various examples of the internal decoration visible from over the years.

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:34:08 PM
Dreamland Ballroom, later the Dreamland Squash Club then offices. Now a venue, perhaps inappropriately called Hall by the Sea. The result of several extensions and refits to south of the abandoned LCDR constructed railway terminus, through Lord George Sanger's operation of Hall by the Sea and his menagerie pleasure gardens. Sections of the original menagerie perimeter wall on the west side was twice reused during this time with infilling and cladding added to make up the difference both in ground levels and roofline. The building largely survives in the second extension form now as a shell after a privately funded restoration of works with stabilisation, repointing, re-cladding and some rebuild. Just about visible here is an additional but less appeasing third extension that had been added to the south of the building and east of Sanger's cottage forming perhaps a backstage area for the ballroom. This extension was removed in 1998 by Jimmy Godden, unfortunately also taking Sanger's cottage with it.

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:30:50 PM

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:25:35 PM
Dreamland coach station, built in the late 1920s, designed by CFS Palmer, providing facilities to coach visitors. This building was modified with additions to the west side joining up to the Scenic Railway. It was finally demolished by the Bemboms in the early 1990s

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:24:57 PM
Racing Coaster ride

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:23:37 PM
Thanet Steam Laundry. Demolished along with other historic buildings fronting Eaton Road and the laundry site now developed with high rise flats

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:22:32 PM
The River Caves ride

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:21:28 PM
The new Dreamland Arcade. Completely destroyed in one of the amusement park's biggest fires

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:20:51 PM

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:20:24 PM
Caterpillar ride

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:19:59 PM
The Whip ride (?)

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:19:42 PM
Tumble Bug ride

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:18:54 PM
Lord George Sanger's indoor menagerie building. Unknown if constructed as part of the original operation from 1874, it possibly later replaced an original building. Documented to have housed 23 cages with the 4 corner conical roofs housing the larger animals. After Sanger's time, the building was reused and restocked as the 'New Zoo'. The structure is assumed to have been hit by a bomb in World War Two with the remaining ruins, as seen here, finally cleared in the late 1960s - early 1970s when the Astroslide was built on the site.

Slappyhead
Friday 15th of September 2017 03:18:08 PM