‘Pennies by the Sea’ is the first book
to be released on the phenomenon of the seaside amusement arcade,
based around the history of what was one of Britain’s largest –
Joyland Amusements in the East Yorkshire seaside resort of
Written by a leading authority on the
coastal amusement and tourism industry, this authoritative and
comprehensively researched book is a rags to riches tale of how a
glove seller from Sheffield market turned a collection of buildings
on Bridlington seafront into a palace of fun with slot machines,
fairground rides and amazing sideshows.
It also explores life in this most
extraordinary of worlds, based on interviews with people who worked
at Joyland and other arcades in Bridlington from the 1930s to the
present day. It is packed full of photos of Joyland and other
amusement arcades through the years, inside and out.
Enter a wonderful world of long days, colourful lights
and enormous innovation, an insight into a way of life that once
existed at seaside resorts up and down the country but has now
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