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Ramesgate Theme Park thingy

Postby Zoidstar » 10 Apr 2010, 23:13

What was the name of the small theme park at the bottom of the cliffs at Ramsgate?

The name has completly slipped my mind also anyone got any pics of it? or is it just my ancient useless information corrupted mins palying trick sone me again...
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Pleasurama

Postby dave771 » 11 Apr 2010, 00:20

The arcade was called Pleasurama and the park at the rear of the building was known as Ramsgate's Pleasure Park, found an old interesting link to the park on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J645n0S0QME
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Postby Zoidstar » 11 Apr 2010, 23:09

Cheers

Watching Duncan Bannatyne's Seaside Rescue remined me of it, recall visiting some time in the mid 80's

what is there now and anyone have any photos, lovley little video you found there.

Was also this video on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeJIUCfPQ0Q
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Postby dave771 » 12 Apr 2010, 01:01

The youtube clip you posted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeJIUCfPQ0Q
answers all your questions. Pleasurama/Ramsgates Pleasure Park was owned by Jimmy Godden who also owned the Rotunda at Folkestone and Margate's Dreamland. I am unsure of the date but Pleasurama was destroyed by a fire, 0:36. Now the site looks like the clip shows at 1:41, the site is currently awaiting development which when completed should look something like 0:30. 4:10 - 4:30 says it all really !
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Postby Gary » 12 Apr 2010, 18:07

Zoidstar wrote:Cheers

Watching Duncan Bannatyne's Seaside Rescue remined me of it, recall visiting some time in the mid 80's..


When is this TV programme showing?..I had a phone call last year from one of the producer type people asking me if I had any ideas for places they could visit and regenerate..I wasn't much help at the time..I don't know why but I thought someone was having a laugh with me but she turned out to be 100% genuine.. :oops:
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Postby Nick » 12 Apr 2010, 19:51

It is on Tuesday nights on Virgin 1 at about 9pm. The first installment was last week, about ramsgate boating pool. A sort of Country House Rescue by the seaside.
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Postby Zoidstar » 13 Apr 2010, 22:59

Nick wrote:It is on Tuesday nights on Virgin 1 at about 9pm. The first installment was last week, about ramsgate boating pool. A sort of Country House Rescue by the seaside.


Tonights was Cornwall a couple running a waxworks that had not chnaged for 20+ years

The changes made big improvements if you have Virgin it should be on catch up.


Just found this site:

http://ramsgate-pleasurama.weebly.com/pleasurama.html
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Postby RadioactiveKiddie » 29 May 2010, 19:42

I have loads of pictures & photos of Pleasurama (& Merrie England - it's name prior to Pleasurama), which I collect, mainly in postcard form. Too many to load on here really... Also the Tunnel Railway which ran to the seafront, right at the rear of Pleasurama until 1965.. Anyone else got any..??
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