Southend Kursaal Question

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Southend Kursaal Question

Postby Zoidstar » 30 Dec 2010, 22:59

At the end of WW1 a tank was taken to the Southend Kursaal and a replica of the trenches of ypres were constructed, the tank was fitted with a deck area and a hand rail for people to hold on to as the tank would trundle arround a course.

I have only ever seen ONE photo of it and have been trying to find it ever since (sadly can't remember where I saw the photo) anyone on here know anything about it?
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Postby Chief Engineer » 01 Jan 2011, 21:34

Hi Zoidstar,

While doing my searches on Clacton Pier I recall coming across some early footage on British Pathe of that particular attraction, not sure if they would allow you to drive up the High Street in a tank today.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=27714


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Postby Zoidstar » 01 Jan 2011, 22:55

Thats superb many thanks, never seen video footage before only a single still photograph, now to try and pin down the type of tank!
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