The Pier Hill Fairground was established by 1889. It
featured swings, steam roundabouts and the “Roly-Poly”
ride, passengers in which, we are told, could experience
all the joys of complete seasickness without the
danger of leaving dry land!
George Sherrin’s drawing for the proposed Tower buildings,
as the grand entrance to the Marine Park. It was
only when the company responsible was renamed the
Southend and Margate Kursaals Company, did the buildings
become called the Kursaal.
The Harton Scenic. The photo is from 1920 - 1922. The
lady standing to the right is Martha Karlsson, from
Helsingborg, Sweden. Matha was born 02-09-1902.
photo: Rolf Wetterling Helsingborg Sweden