Aerial view of the Octopus ride at Dreamland Margate.

Aerial view of the Octopus ride at Dreamland Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Fact: The Octopus was manufactured under licence in the UK by Hayes fabrication during the late 1950s.

The Tumble Bug at Dreamland, Margate.

The Tumble Bug at Dreamland, Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

The Haunted Snail at Dreamland Margate.

The Haunted Snail at Dreamland Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Fact: The Haunted Snail cost £4000 to construct, read more here

Boiler service.

Boiler service.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Servicing one of the miniature stream engines that ran through the amusement park at Dreamland, Margate.

Electric Go-Karting at Dreamland, margate.

Electric Go-Karting at Dreamland, margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Electric Go-Karting at Dreamland, Margate.

Electric Go-Karting at Dreamland, Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Dreamland amusement park, Margate, Kent.

Dreamland amusement park, Margate, Kent.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Scenic Railway at Dreamland, Margate.

Scenic Railway at Dreamland, Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

The Haunted Snail at Dreamland, Margate.

The Haunted Snail at Dreamland, Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Fact: The Haunted Snail caught fire and burnt down in June 1957.

Dreamland amusement park Margate.

Dreamland amusement park Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Aerial view of Dreamland amusement park.

Aerial view of Dreamland amusement park.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Scenic Railway.

Scenic Railway.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Fact: The all wooden rollercoaster at Dreamland Margate was called the Scenic Railway and first opened in 1920.

Roller skating rink

Roller skating rink

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Boating Pool at Dreamland, Margate.

Boating Pool at Dreamland, Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Dreamland amusement park, Margate.

Dreamland amusement park, Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Big Wheel at Dreamland Margate.

Big Wheel at Dreamland Margate.

From original 5x4 inch Film negative.

Fact: The crazed appearance in the photograph is due to vinegar syndrome on the original film negative.

Electric go-karting at Dreamland, Margate.

Electric go-karting at Dreamland, Margate.

5x4 inch film negative with some damage.

Dreamland at night

Dreamland at night

From: 6x6cm transparency

A night at Dreamland, Margate.

A night at Dreamland, Margate.

From: 35mm transparency.

Dodgems

Dodgems

From: 35mm transparency.

Mr and Mrs Lynch.

Mr and Mrs Lynch.

Jack and Florence Lynch in the Dreamland Garden, Margate 1952.

Photo. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

Who was Jack Lynch? See here

Whirlaboats

Whirlaboats

Photo. Jack Lynch. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

The Big Wheel at Dreamland, Margate.

The Big Wheel at Dreamland, Margate.

Photo. Jack Lynch. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

Queen Mary at Dreamland, Margate.

Queen Mary at Dreamland, Margate.

Fact: One-third scale replica of the ocean liner Queen Mary stood at the entrance to the amusement park.

Photo. Jack Lynch. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

Skater

Skater

Tom Lynch (Jack Lynch's son) skating December 1951 at Dreamland amusement park, Margate.

Photo. Jack Lynch. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

Wartime defences at Margate.

Wartime defences at Margate.

Photograph by Jack Lynch.

Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

Anti-aircraft guns in Dreamland car park 1946.

Dreamland in the snow

Dreamland in the snow

Winter 1963

Photo. Jack Lynch. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

River Caves at Dreamland, Margate.

River Caves at Dreamland, Margate.

Photo. Jack Lynch. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

The Whiplash at Dreamland, Margate.

The Whiplash at Dreamland, Margate.

Photo. Jack Lynch. Courtesy of the Jack Lynch estate.

Jack Lynch Obit.

Jack Lynch Obit.

Obituary Jack Lynch. Isle of Thanet Gazette 28th June 1991.