The story of the Spanish City
Fairground and its famous entertainment complex.
The history of Whitley Bay ’s Spanish
City is retold in a collection of nostalgic anecdotes and unseen
photographs spanning the past century. The book, which was published
by North Tyneside Council, also features popular fairground rides,
financial records and architectural plans.
The book is based on the major exhibition which accompanied the May
2010 centenary event. Much extended, with more information and
never-before-seen photographs and plans, the book is the most
comprehensive record of the history of the world-famous Dome and
Spanish City Fairground.
Chapters of interest to amusement
park and roller coaster enthusiasts, include: 'The funfair takes
shape'; 'The rides'; 'Riehl's Reel' (a chapter on the legendary
Virginia Reel ride); and 'The Corkscrew' (a chapter on the famous
1980s roller coaster, including colour images of its construction).
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