Battersea Fun Fair by Robert Preedy and Nick Laister

Photograph courtesy: Stewart Townsend

Battersea Fun Fair, London (UK), was a special place. Millions of Londoners would spend their weekends and bank holidays on the many rides and attractions, which included the famous Big Dipper roller coaster and the Water Chute. The park began as the Festival Pleasure Gardens, part of the 1951 Festival of Britain, and closed in the mid-1970s. Authors Robert Preedy and Nick Laister tell the full story of one of Britain's most fondly remembered amusement parks.

The book was published on 20th January 2020 and can be ordered exclusively from Joyland Books, The Home of Amusement Park Books.

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