Our Dreamland Memory creative day brought out some interesting characters along with some delightful artwork from the children taking part. Their innovative ideas would certainly provide a challenge for the design team!
Les Logan came along with a photograph of himself and a colleague. The pair was snapped standing on an iron girder way up by the cinema fins. Les told us that he worked at Dreamland from 1954 right up until the Bembom Brothers took over in the 1980s. It was his responsibility to replace the neon lighting on the cinema facade. He clearly had a head for heights because when the big wheel got stuck in mid-cycle, he was tasked with the job of climbing to the top of the wheel to realease it. No harness or safety net required – health and safety hadn’t been invented back then!
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