Deleted Photos

Pennies by the Sea features 167 photographs. Some of the photos that didn't quite make it through to the final book can be seen in the Deleted Sections pages. Here are some more photos that were deleted from the final version of the book - a journey through Joyland's history.

Please note that some of these photographs were rejected by the publishers because their quality was considered to be unsuitable for publication. All photographs used in the book have been digitally cleaned and most are as good as new; many of the photographs presented in this section of the Pennies by the Sea website have not been 'cleaned' and are therefore seen in their raw format.

Before Joyland: Esplanade at the turn of the 20th Century, looking towards the Harbour and Victoria Rooms. Within about 20 years, these private villas and lodging houses had converted their ground floors into shops. Only 20 years after that, they would all be changing again as the development of amusement arcades became seemingly unstoppable. Then, after another 20 years, the small front gardens that can clearly be seen on this photograph would disappear beneath ground floor extensions as permanent canopies were constructed right up to the pavement. Photograph: Nick Laister Collection

A view of the ‘Yorkshire Coast Switchback’, an early roller coaster on the site of what would become Fun City Amusements. A sign on the ride reveals that a ‘return fare’ was 2D. Photograph: Bridlington Library

A charabanc on the front yard of Arthur Knaggs Garage, with Talgarth House behind. This would later become the site of Joyland's Promenade entrance. Talgarth House would be demolished and replaced with the Dodgem track. Photograph: Dora Wright/Charles Henson

Brothers Robert (left) and Peter Brown on Esplanade in the 1950s with Joyland behind. For many years they helped their father, Sid Brown, to run Joyland. By the early 1970s, they were in charge. Photograph: Peter and Linda Brown

A busy day on Bridlington’s Marine Drive (North Bay) in the early 1950s. Fun City Amusements, Bridlington’s first purpose-built amusement arcade, can be seen to the left. Beyond is the 1930s-built Expanse Hotel. Fun City was demolished in 1999, but the Expanse is still open. Photograph: Nick Laister Collection

As well as operating Joyland and Pleasureland amusement arcades, the Brown family also operated ‘Brown’s Electric Super Cars’ on Bridlington’s South Bay, adjacent to the Spa Theatre. Here the ride is pictured in the early 1960s. Photograph: Nick Laister Collection



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