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A History Of The Kursaal Southend On Sea

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The trotting tack was completed in 1905, and was one of the earliest attractions, together with the switchback railway, aerial flight, dancing platform and “swanneries.”


The Aerial Flight was among the earliest attractions in the Park, dating from 1894. It was also one of the longest surviving of the early rides, being a feature into the 1930s.

A general view of the Kursaal grounds taken about 1910. One of the principal attractions at this time was the Joy Wheel, introduced by the new owners, the Luna Park Company.

A view of the Kursaal about 1910.

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