Memories from the Dream Factory
14 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Open weekends during October (14th and 15th, 21st and 22nd, 28th and 29th)
A nostalgic look at Dreamland from the 1920’s through the ages.
The exhibition is a collection of original photographs, posters and printed literature of the amusement park over the years. Many of the items date from the 1920s and 1930s, through the war years, the infamous Mods and Rockers era and beyond. The oldest exhibits date from 1913, promoting the famous ‘Hall by the Sea’, Dreamland’s predecessor.
The collection is owned by Nick Evans, author of the book Dreamland Revived, which charts the park’s history. All of the photographs and literature formed part of Dreamland’s reference collection but were given to Nick’s late father, Bill Evans, who was the holding company’s press officer for much of the 1970s and early 1980s, ahead of the park being acquired by the Bembom Brothers in 1981.
Copies of Nick’s book will be available to buy and he will be on hand some of the time to sign them