An era ends, another begins


The owners and tenants were asked to remove their rides and stalls, and the whole grounds presented, in 1973-4 a picture of forlorn desolation. A small area near to the Kursaal buildings was all that remained of the fairground.


In 1973 the decision was taken to close the Kursaal grounds. Visitor figures had been declining since the mid 1960s, as holidays to new and further destinations became available.


By the early 1990s, the damage done to the buildings by neglect was such that much of the original structure had to be demolished.


In the new Millennium the Kursaal buildings live again. Of course, the Kursaal Gardens - the amusement park - can never be recreated, but at least the buildings live on for another generation.

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