News Archive: June 2010

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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Carters Steam Fair at Dreamland "a success"
Carters Steam Fair visited Dreamland for three days over the Spring Bank Holiday and brought Margate seafront back to life. The event was a taster for the amusement park of vintage rides that will open at Dreamland in 2012 and was a big success.

Dreamland Trust Chairman Nick Laister comments: "If this was a taste of things to come, then the signs are that there is a big appetite for what we are proposing at Dreamland. Anna Carter, who owns Carter's Steam Fair, told me that the Dreamland event was very much a success, with the park busy on all three days, even in poor weather.

"The Fair was pretty much running at capacity over the weekend. And if there was any doubt about the event's success, Carters have confirmed that they would like to come back and do it all again, but next time for longer."

"I also spoke to some of the traders on the seafront about the Carters event at Dreamland, and they said that this was the best weekend they have had since Dreamland stopped operating as a permanent amusement park in 2002. This is real evidence of the importance of Dreamland to Margate as a resort. I am hopeful that with Dreamland reopened as the first amusement park of thrilling historic rides that Margate seafront will be transformed."

The event was covered by BBC News, the Thanet Extra and the Isle of Thanet Gazette.

There is also a Photo Gallery of Carters at Dreamland, hosted by Joyland Books.

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