Save Dreamland Campaign was back on the road again for another
appearance at the Preston Rally over the weekend of 24 and 25 June 2006.
This year the Campaign was treated to better weather, with Saturday
being particularly hot.
prominently-located Campaign stand was a major attraction at the rally.
Always a centre of activity, the Campaign signed up several hundred new
members, even beating last year's total! The stand featured a range of
stylish new Save Dreamland merchandise, a display of Dreamland
photographs and a book stall, courtesy of
Campaign stand was ably operated by campaigners Susan and Eric Marsh,
Nick Laister, Dave Collard and Mark Evans. A large number of
ex-Dreamland staff visited the stand, and campaigners enjoyed rides on
the vintage funfair (the Dodgems even featured a large Save Dreamland
banner!). Campaign members were surprised to see ex-Conservative
Kiddell enjoying the sunshine at the Rally on Saturday. This was
the first time campaign team members had seen him since summer 2003,
which made for a quite dramatic 'reunion'.
find out what else happened at the Rally, read on...
The Save Dreamland stand shortly before opening on Saturday.
author, Nick Evans, can be seen in the background with his own Bygone
Eric and Susan Marsh
prepare for the crowds, only minutes before opening. Eric and Susan had
travelled down from Manchester to help with the stand.
A close up of the
inside of the Save Dreamland gazebo, which featured books, Save
Dreamland merchandise, Coasterforce merchandise and a display of old
A view across the
events arena towards the Dodgems, which were proudly displaying our
Former Scenic Railway
brakeman Dave Collard (left) and Mark Evans (Coasterforce team member)
working hard at signing up rally visitors. (Actually, we didn't need to
work hard at all as most people signed up to the campaign without being
asked and/or dragged into the gazebo!)
The list of campaign
members grows longer...
We hadn't forgotten
that there was an England World Cup match on that very weekend.
Unfortunately, the Save Dreamland Campaign television was completely and
utterly useless and resulted in every member of the Campaign team that
wanted to see the match missing it!
The Rally funfair
featured this rather fine set of gallopers...
...and this delightful
wanting excitement, this fairground Wall of Death motorcycle stunt show
was a popular attraction. The Save Dreamland stand was also a good place
to go for those wanting excitement, as the next page of pictures show...