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.
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
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