The Roundabout in the Water

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The Roundabout in the Water

Postby Gary » 28 Jun 2003, 21:03

Does anyone else remember this small roundabout from the mid to late sixties period that operated in the boating pool at Lytham, Lancs? It had a canopy on top, seats around the outside and two back to back seats in the middle.

There was a small walkway onto the ride and I seem to remember an "exhaust pipe" at the side of the roundabout spewing water as it turned.

The ride always lasted for ages and I always came off feeling dizzy..but every year from the mid to late sixties I would ride it without fail.

This and the scooped, dripping, "icy" ice cream that I would invariably be holding with my sandy hands are the two most abiding memories from the Lytham St Annes of my childhood.
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Postby Gary » 29 Nov 2007, 22:08

I have to bump this topic up for my own sanity..

Someone please tell me this roundabout attraction did exist!!

Please...????

The thing ran on petrol I'm sure..

Better still, any photos out there?

Gary
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Re: The Roundabout in the Water

Postby Gary » 30 Sep 2014, 17:08

Finally!!...

After over 11 yrs of patiently waiting!!...

...A picture of something I thought I imagined! :-)

My grateful thanks to Jennifer Taylor for this photo of "The Magic Roundabout" taken in 1974.

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Re: The Roundabout in the Water

Postby Gary » 30 Jun 2017, 09:55

Well, who would have believed it?? After all these years searching for film of the ride, I find that my late dad had taken a cine film of my sister on it circa 1966...

Excuse the dark film and the musak (put on by the company who transferred the original 30 mins of cine to DVD)

The clip lasts about 1 minute and the name of the ride is the Whirligig!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7XZtPf1nqE

PS: My sister is 60 now!
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