Save Dreamland: Links
Links to other websites covering the Save Dreamland Campaign, plus information about Dreamland and the Scenic Railway. If you know of any more good Dreamland websites, email us.
designs go on show
BBC News reports on the unveiling of the plans for a heritage amusement park at Dreamland (March 2009)
BBC News reports the construction of a £40,000 fence to protect the Scenic Railway (August 2008)
'can be rebuilt'
Nick Laister tells BBC News that he believes a rebuild of the Scenic is possible and achievable (April 2008)
BBC News confirms the Scenic Railway fire was an arson attack (April 2008)
Fire rips through
BBC News reporting the major blaze which destroyed part of the Scenic Railway (April 2008)
Amusement rides stored
The Save Dreamland Campaign dismantles rides in Merseyside for possible use at Dreamland (June 2007)
Heritage idea for
BBC News report on the Save Dreamland Campaign's proposals (May 2007)
Dreamland to become heritage park?
Leisure Opportunities reports the Save Dreamland plans (May 2007)
Heritage park plan for Margate's Dreamland site
Kent Messenger reports the Save Dreamland Campaign's plans (May 2007)
Views sought on
BBC News reports on Dreamland consultation (April 2007)
Dreamland plans a
BBC News report on public consultation by Margate Town Centre Regeneration Company Ltd (February 2007).
Fun park operator
BBC News reports Adventure Island owner wants to acquire Dreamland (June 2006).
is stepped up
BBC News reports the Save Dreamland Campaign submitting 350 objection forms for Local Plan (April 2006).
BBC News reports on Thanet District Council's rejection of the Inspector's recommendations (January 2006).
Campaign backed by independent government inspector - BBC News website (November 2005).
Experts plans for
Jean-Marc Toussaint's plans for a new Dreamland on the BBC News website (March 2005).
sold to developers
News of Dreamland's sale on BBC News Online (March 2005).
opens for summer
Dreamland's 'temporary' reprieve for 2004 on BBC News (July 2004).
News of the public inquiry into the future of Dreamland on BBC News Online (June 2004).
Revival for Dreamland
Inaccurate news report from BBC News Online (June 2004).
Seaside Theme Park Faces Demolition
Report by Nicola Woolcock in The Times (April 2004).
councillor charged with theft: BBC News
A report on Colin Kiddell being charged by Kent Police with theft relating to Scenic Railway Trust funds (January 2004).
closes its doors: BBC News
Reports of the final day of Dreamland's 2003 season, with comments from Campaign members (November 2003).
'ranks in top 10': BBC News
Visit Britain releases figures showing that Dreamland was the UK's number 5 free-entry park in 2002 (October 2003).
ride offers roller coaster hope: BBC News
A report on the Roaring 20s Night roller coaster marathon from BBC News (September 2003).
'Could be Saved': BBC News
A report on the Save Dreamland Convention from BBC News (June 2003).
is where the art is
Tracey Emin and Iain Aitch discuss how to save Dreamland in the Observer (May 2003).
Scenic Railway article in The Guardian newspaper by Iain Aitch (March 2002).
demise of Dreamland only hours away
Report on the end of the 2003 season from the Kent Messenger.
Ex-councillor on roller
coaster theft charge
A report from The Scotsman newspaper.
Dreamland news, feedback and picture gallery.
Excellent article in The Loop magazine
Articles on the Web
Tracey Emin: My Life in a Column
Tracey Emin on Margate and Dreamland in the Independent.
Featured an article about Dreamland and the Save Dreamland Campaign in May 2007.
Weathering the Storm
Article on seaside regeneration in the Guardian features Dreamland extensively.
Time to leave Dreamland
March 2007 article in Property Week.
Society's Building of the Month
Article on the Scenic Railway by Thanet District Council's Nick Dermott (September 2006)
Article by David Page from thegalloper.com.
That On Your List Mr Blair!
Article by David Page and Nick Laister from thegalloper.com
Article by Nick Laister on how the Save Dreamland Campaign is winning hearts and minds.
Nick Laister Interview
From The Magic Eye website, now also includes an interview with Local Campaign Coordinator, Sarah Vickery.
A report of the Save Dreamland Convention on 1 June 2003 by Campaign member Lewis Cox.
Reflective Look at Dreamland
Coastin' Carl's report of the American Coaster Enthusiasts visit to Dreamland in 2002.
Some excellent photographs of Dreamland and the Scenic Railway.
The American Coaster Enthusiasts visit Dreamland on an overcast day in 2002.
Parks of England
A review of a visit to Dreamland in 2003.
Photo gallery of Dreamland taken in 2001.
Excellent images of Dreamland from this amusement park photography website.
Mania's Scenic Railway Page
A visit to Dreamland and a tour of the Scenic Railway courtesy of brakeman Dave Collard.
Steward's Margate Photo Gallery
A gallery of photographs taken on the Campaign's successful Roaring 20s Night (September 2003).
A review of a ride on the Scenic Railway on Jawcoasters.co.uk
Article about the impending closure of Dreamland.
Vergane glorieŽn: The Scenic Railway
Excellent article about the Scenic Railway on the Dutch website Theme Park Vision.
Front Seat Ride on the Scenic
On Coasterz.co.uk, viewable on Windows Media Player or Quicktime.
A Happy Marriage
Article in IAAPA Magazine, Funworld, features the Save Dreamland Campaign.
Campaign Leader Nick Laister talks to the editor of the Coasterforce website.
Campaign page on the Coasterforce website.
Showing the Scenic Railway, Racing Coaster and Tumble Bug in action.
Shows the Scenic Railway, Miniature Railway, Caterpillar and Tumble Bug in action.
Fantastic footage of numerous rides, including Dreamland's unique twin track coaster and flight simulator.
Ignore the first part, then enjoy fantastic footage, including the Racing Coaster and Chairoplanes.
Brief footage of Dreamland's rides in 1938.
Footage of various rides, including a new psychedelic fun house.
Fantastic footage of Dreamland Margate on Super 8mm cine film.
Five-part set of excellent home movie footage by Geoff Dean.
Clip from 1980s BBC children's drama 'Break in the Sun', filmed at Dreamland.
Dreamland is the setting for Five Star's 1984 video for their song 'Crazy'.
More from Dreamland in this vintage year.
Great video of all the main Dreamland rides at the height of the Bembom era.
Video of Dreamland in 1990 when owned by the Bembom Brothers.
Dreamland in 2002, the final year it was operated by Jimmy Godden.
Scenic Railway POV 2003
Filmed by David Ellis at the Save Dreamland Convention in 2003
The Save Dreamland Campaign's 'ricardobugsy' 2005 video.
Coasterforce Live 2006.
Channel 4 documentary about the Scenic Railway.
No 73 at Dreamland
Saturday Morning Kids show No 73.
Save the Scenic
Coasterforce's 'Save the Scenic'.
A front seat ride on the Scenic.
Another front seat ride on the Scenic.
All Go Margate
Documentary about Margate and Dreamland from the 1970s.
Dreamland Racing Coaster
Rare photographs of the Racing Coaster and other rides on flickr.
Dreamland Unofficial Website
Campaign member Ian Collins has put together an unofficial park site, including prices and opening times.
Amusement Park Historical Association
List of the world's oldest operating roller coasters.
Information on Dreamland's roller coasters in this hugely popular international database.
Highly acclaimed, but exceptionally grim, film set at Margate's Dreamland.
VHS Video featuring extensive on-ride footage of the Scenic Railway at Dreamland.
The history of Dreamland told in this excellent book by Nick Evans, now deleted.
South East Tour 1993
This DVD visits Dreamland when operated by Bembom Brothers, and visits other south east parks and fairs.
From the loopyguy.com website.
Publicity Press Release
About the Save Dreamland Convention in June 2003
Group Press Release
About the listing of the Scenic Railway in June 2002
Ride the Scenic
A front seat video of the Scenic Railway at Dreamland, Margate, UK.
Some fantastic photos taken of Dreamland in the 2005 season. Compare with this photograph of the park in the 1990s.
This football club was originally based at Dreamland - view photos of the Dreamland football pitch.
Details of the listed Dreamland Cinema.
Other Margate Attractions
The Shell Grotto
4.6 million shells and 2000sqft of mosaic in mysterious Grade I listed underground temple.
Friends of the Shell Grotto
Help to preserve and promote Margate's mysterious Grade I listed Shell Grotto by becoming a Friend.
Walopole Bay Hotel
Historic Margate hotel with fascinating living museum.
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