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Offline busyglen

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2012, 15:11:12 »
When I went there (1952) it was called the Sheerness Secondary Girls School (ditto Boys) but I believe before that it was for a short while I think, the Sheerness County Modern School.  I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. :)

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2012, 12:09:28 »
Going thru these pic's to see if I recognise anyone.. Need more than my spec's.
Is the badge from Jefferson Road school? Can't remember the proper name.

  When i was there in the early 1970s, it was called Sir Thomas Cheyne Middle School, Lady Anne Cheyne Middle School was next door.

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2012, 13:49:48 »
Regarding the badge issue I only went to two schools Halfway houses primary followed by the Tech so it must be one of them.I started at the Tech in 1963 so a rough date as to the photo must be about that time
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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2012, 22:53:40 »
 Going thru these pic's to see if I recognise anyone.. Need more than my spec's.
Is the badge from Jefferson Road school? Can't remember the proper name.

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2011, 18:20:17 »
Perhaps it took them a long time to build it.
It's amazing how many different rides that they managed to pack into that relatively small site.

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2011, 16:31:59 »
Might be my memory but i thought the scenic railway, which looks under construction, was more into the 1960s

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2011, 16:26:57 »
You've spent the best part of the last year on this forum....... :)
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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2011, 16:24:24 »
Gawd - hard to accept that I was 8 then and remember it looking like that - where did all the time go!

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« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2011, 14:22:05 »
Thats a Classic :)
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2011, 20:01:24 »
You are right about the roundabout Deano,all English sets rotate clockwise,ones on the continent tend to go the opposite way for some reason.Clockwise made it simple to read the name of the ride and it's owner that were normally displayed on the rounding boards.
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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2011, 15:53:57 »
Re Pylons, thanks Deano, you are probably right, can't remember the front ones but would seem right if the photo was at an angle

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2011, 15:45:21 »
Deano look under General   Technical queries

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2011, 15:38:36 »
how do i put pics on here ?

not links, just me own photos

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2011, 15:20:07 »
when you say gate pylons.... do you mean the big H gate entrances...

There was one at the front (facing train station) and one on the right(facing the boating pool)

I believe the one in the pic is the front one, the pic is taken at such an angle that the sea seems to go right past.
and it probaly does as it carries on down to the docks....

If the picture was in reverse then the Big Fish Roundabout thing would all be facing the other way, and that would seem odd...

just a thought...

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Re: Sheerness Amusement Park
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2011, 14:58:18 »
Paul,dad was not a professional photographer,he spent his entire working life as a telephone engineer starting with post office telephones and latterly with British Telecom.

Seafordpete afraid I can't help with the reverse bit though I would have thought that the pictures would have been developed at the chemist as dad didn't do his own developing.
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