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Postby treefrog » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:45 pm

For anyone intersted in the future of Dreamland in Margate, there was a news item tonight on Merdian

http://www.itv.com/meridian-east/dreaml ... ored82628/

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The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .........

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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby slotalot » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:17 pm

Let’s hope people in charge see sense and Dreamland gets up and running again, I passed through Margate last year, very sad to see it rundown like that. Real shame. :cry:

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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby jimmy55 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:25 pm

I've never been there but it looks like there is a lot of support for regenerating the amusement park with traditional rides and entertainments http://www.dreamlandmargate.com Some big names like Wayne Hemmingway on their side ....Good luck to 'em I hope it is preserved. That's what resorts are for!

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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby badpenny » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:07 pm

In recent history there was only one person who correctly realised that in times of austerity the solution is to invest.
Using governmental funds to prime the pump gets people back into work, paying N.I. and tax whilst improving infrastructure and producing resources for all to see, share and feel positive about.

Adolf Hitler...... sadly many of his other ideas were a tad wide of the mark.

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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby slotalot » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:19 pm

This photo from 1923 shows just some of the staff that were employed at Dreamland, & and also the roller coaster in its heyday.
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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby badpenny » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:27 am

Whilst over in Americaland, their problem is more to do with keeping the damn things tied down.
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Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes and towns in November. The remnants of a roller coaster, swept out to sea, sits in the surf in Seaside Heights, New Jersey (REUTERS)

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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby coppinpr » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:02 am

Badpenny wrote:In recent history there was only one person who correctly realised that in times of austerity the solution is to invest.
Using governmental funds to prime the pump gets people back into work, paying N.I. and tax .
Unfortunately, the mid 1930s investment in Germany couldn't possibly cover its own costs, leading to a balance of payments that makes ours look like a profit. This continued until 1939 when he hit on the plan of invading other countries and asset stripping them to cover German costs. This actually became the official Nazi economic structure through till the end of the war. The Voltswagen factory making the "peoples' car" lost money every year till the British took it over in 1945. The excellent road system was, like the ancient Roman and modern Turkish road system, a military system for moving troops and war goods about quickly, so he didn't even get that idea right. Oh and Musso in Italy didn't make the trains run on time - that urban myth comes from him getting just one train to run on time in 1937, bringing Hitler on a visit to Rome. :didact: :lol:

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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby badpenny » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:14 pm

You are of course correct in what you say Paul. His purpose in creating jobs by building the Autobahns and other massive infrastructure projects was to raise the moral of the electorate and safeguard his own personal future. However like most of what he did, he didn't stick with his plan and became attracted by other ideas leaving the things he'd started to others to manage (Mercurial)
His asset stripping the neighbours of course only mirrored what others were doing at the same time. The Japanese having few natural resources of their own, simply declared The Chinese a sub-human species and cheerfully walked in to enslave them and help themselves.

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Re: The grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster .......

Postby bryans fan » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:08 pm

Strangely Margate has just been voted one of the top 10 destinations by the Rough Guide Travel Hot list for 2013! Perhaps they need to get Tracey Emin involved in saving Dreamland as it was her home town? Fashion/ Retail Guru,
( no not BP or Treefrog ) Mary Portas is also involved.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20716213


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