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GRAEME CASSIDY'S GREAT YARMOUTH CHRONICLES PAGE 2 OF 7
by Graeme Cassidy
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: Added June 2006
Fast-forward to the present day.  For years, I have been making an annual day trip to Great Yarmouth, and 2005 was no different. 
 
Unlike in the past, my routine nowadays is to walk from south to north, and then back again. 
 
I glanced at the gloomy sky, got out of the car and paid for my parking ticket.

The Pleasure Beach:  What used to be the far end of my promenade is now my first port of call. 

In truth, the Pleasure Beach was inaccessible for me back in those days. I probably wasnít tall enough to ride many of the rides, and didnít actually want to. 
 
My memories of the park were strolling down the long, thin walkway, glancing and wondering at the attractions that lined the sides.

I used to glance up at the gargantuan Roller Coaster, wondering how my uncle was brave enough to go on it. Once on, a passenger would disappear up the mountain, occasionally making brief appearances from behind arched windows.

But that was then. 

The Roller Coaster has become a firm favourite of mine since. Of all coasters, it is the one that has constantly entertained me for 20 years. You donít tend to get bored of rides this well-made.

Within a few minutes I found myself in the queue for the ride. I wasnít sure how I got there. You see, I do this every time: park, buy my tokens and go on the Roller Coaster.  Itís the same routine every time. - I honestly do it automatically!

 


Location of Great Yarmouth's Pleasure Beach. Photo: http://www.uk-comedy.com/LocationMore.htm


The Roller Coaster at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. Photo: Graeme Cassidy

The Roller Coaster from the Monorail. Photo: Graeme Cassidy

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