2003 the owner of Dreamland, Jimmy Godden, announced the closure of Dreamland.
The park is to be redeveloped as "leisure boxes, some retail and a supermarket".
Joyland Books will provide updates on the campaign to save Dreamland and its
internationally-important Scenic Railway ride.
Click here for the latest news
Sunday, 12 June
Members of the Save
Dreamland Campaign can take advantage of discounted entry to the Preston
Rally on Saturday and Sunday 25 and 26 June 2005. The event, which opens
at 10am on Saturday, will feature a Save Dreamland Campaign stand where
you can find out about the plight of Margate's famous amusement park and
meet other campaign members. If you are a member of the Campaign and
want to come along and claim discounted entry (£1 off the normal
admission price for adults or 50p off the admission price for children)
email Sarah Vickery, stating how many vouchers you will need (a
max of four per member), supply your name and address and Sarah will
post vouchers out. Discounted admission is only on presentation of the
these vouchers. Normal admission price is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for
children. Parking is free. More information about the event and the Save
Dreamland Campaign's stand will be posted here soon.
Meet Save Dreamland
Campaign Coordinator Sarah Vickery at the Preston Rally 2005,
Campaign will have a Save Dreamland stand for the duration of the two-day event.
The event is being held on Saturday and Sunday
25 and 26 June 2005 at Preston-next-Wingham near Canterbury. The
Campaign's stand will feature one fantastic piece of Dreamland heritage -
Billie the train, the 15" gauge locomotive that operated on the
Dreamland Miniature Railway from 1920. There will also be information on
the Campaign, our Concept Plan and a chance to buy amusement
park/fairground books from
www.joylandbooks.com. Former Scenic Railway brakeman Dave
Collard will also be on hand to answer your questions about the famous
roller coaster. The Rally will also feature fairground rides, traction
engines, working steam organs, classic vehicles, stalls, and much more.
Preston is only 11 miles from Margate, so visitors can easily combine a
day at the Rally with a visit to Dreamland and the Shell Grotto (any
visiting the Save Dreamland stand will be given free entry tickets to
the Grotto). More details will be released over the next few days, or
Meet Sarah Vickery and other Campaign
members at the Preston Rally 2005
Sarah can also be seen on the BBC's Flog It programme, tomorrow
night (10 June), 6pm, on BBC2. The programme was recorded at the Shell
The reopening of Dreamland is
featured in the May 2005 edition of Thanet Means Business, the magazine
of Business Link Kent. The article includes positive comments on the new season
from Save Dreamland Campaign Leader, Nick Laister.
Click here to view the magazine (this is a PDF and the article is at