Walter's Day Out (1926)

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 8th October 2021, 12:21am
  • England
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One of the last silent films, I should think with Walter Forde writing and appearing in this short, with smacks of Chaplin and Lloyd, about a clerk who takes his one-day holiday at the seaside, while trying to avoid his boss who was also there, and to add to the "mayhem" he is lumbered with a co-worker's two kids.

"Many of the scenes were filmed in "Dreamland", the amusement park in Margate", apparently - the amusement park being the only thing that was amusing.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 8th October 2021, 9:23am
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Dreamland was of course also used in OFAH's Jolly Boys'Outing. I remember going there on a jolly boys' outing myself in the early 70s. Closed since I believe.

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beaky

  • Friday 8th October 2021, 1:27pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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I'm pretty sure it reopened some years ago, Billy.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 8th October 2021, 5:09pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,880 posts

Bizarrely (courtesy of Wikipedia):

"In August 2019, the park unveiled a seven metre inflatable sculpture of Tina Turner's head"

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Chappers

  • Saturday 9th October 2021, 12:57pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,664 posts

Dreamland is open!