Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Blackpool remembered

This fantastic 1924 silent film has great footage of the Virginia Reel, a ride I would have loved to have gone on if I'd had the chance. It is filmed by the celebrated William Freise-Greene.

(I went there in the early 70s with our Boy's club but have absolutely no recollections of the Reel. I do remember the Fun House, River Caves and my first travelator though.)

Hat tip Paul who provided two other links from the 50s, here and here.

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