EXHIBITION HALL SIX
C.J. Morehouse (the second) 1948-1973
aerial view of the Kursaal taken in the late 1940s. The late 1940s
and 1950s were the heyday of the Kursaal, with the park at its
greatest extent. The largest ride by far can be seen on the left
of the photograph - the Cyclone roller coaster.
Arcade was a favourite with the crowds who would be encouraged to
try to win the many prizes that were on offer in the shooting
ranges, darts stalls and many others.
Smith was the most famous of all the Wall of Death riders. Here we
see him revving his bike up on the rollers outside the Wall. This
was done principally to attract custom.
Dive Bomber was a fairly short-lived ride in the Kursaal. It is
known to have been in the grounds in the early 1950s, but had been removed before 1960.
in the Kursaal gardens, photographed in the 1950s.