About Joyland

Joyland is an example of an early British seaside amusement arcade. Located in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, it developed over the years to become the town's largest amusement arcade and the most visited commercial tourist attraction in the town. Joyland was primarily developed by three generations of the Brown family, who turned a collection of seafront shops, yards and other buildings into a major palace of fun. The arcade also featured stalls, games, rides and many other entertainments.

In more recent years, Joyland has been under the ownership of J. Noble & Sons Ltd, and renamed The Forum. Besides the slot machines in the massive arcade, it includes bars, restaurants, ten-pin bowling and cinema among its range of attractions. Click here for some photographs of the Forum which were deleted from the final version of the book.

For more details on The Forum, visit one of the Forum websites:



Where to find The Forum

The Esplanade
East Yorkshire
Y015 2PB

Telephone: 01262 676767
Fax: 01262 673437
Email: ForumBridlington_XEI@Cinemas-Online.co.uk

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Part of the canopy over the Esplanade entrance to Joyland in 1978. Photograph: Nick Laister

The late 1990s Cinema ticket booth and snack bar in the Forum. Photograph: Nick Laister

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