1950s

1950s 2017-02-26T15:47:19+00:00
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The Towers after the demolition of the interiors and after the park had opened to the public (note the well attended bushes in Her Ladyship’s Garden). This photo is likely to be from the 50s, as you can see the derelict army buildings behind the Towers before they were demolished for the installation of the Fairground in 1961.

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The Alton deer park. If this photos was taken today it would feature the Hotels, car parks, Forbidden Valley and Monorail. Note the road that runs through the deer park; this is the same road which now takes you to the Hotels.

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Looking towards the Gardens and Lakes from Farley. See Towers Street Construction Archive for details of what can be seen.

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Looking down on the Fairground behind the Towers in it’s early days, after the Fun Centre (Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre) and Talbot Restaurant (Burger King) had been built, but before the Penny Arcade (Driving School Education Centre).

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Looking in the other direction at the Fairground and Towers some years later. Note that the large Penny Arcade has now been built at the far end of the Fairground.

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A very interesting picture looking down on the courtyard building. Most notably you can see the Miniature Railway’s original course running between the Courtyard and Blacksmith buildings with its station roughly where the Tea Cups now stand. Also notice the footbridge over the track where the Flume now is.

The white building beyond the train station is the Cable Car station and is where the Pirate’s Quest arcade now stands.  Note the newly planted trees next to the Cable Car station, which are now the well matured trees at the edge of Mutiny Bay.

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A rough comparison between the 60s image and the 2006 image. Though the angles and distances are somewhat different.