Photographer's Note

Morecambe, North of Blackpool, sits at the foot of the Cumbrian Lake District. It was once the home of a theme park. Frontierland Western Theme Park was a theme park which operated from circa 1909 to 1999. The park was called West End Amusement Park and later called Morecambe Pleasure Park until it was transformed into a wild west themed park and renamed Frontierland in 1987.
The days of the working classes flocking to the seaside resorts was dwindling, and from the 60’s onward, with the boom in air travel to foreign shores, it has seen these parks receive less and less visitors.
Attractions at the park included the Cyclone roller coaster, Wild Mouse, log flume (which is still standing) Polo Tower (also still standing as seen here) Noah’s Ark, Ghost train and a Fun House.
In 2000 most of the rides were demolished and the former park site is now the home to a Morrisons supermarket, while the rest of the ground remains waste ground.
I wanted to get a shot of the Polo tower but a tall thin structure is not the easiest thing to take. So to compromise I wanted to get a feeling that was to suggest how it was a forgotten and a crumbling relic by taking the shot as a reflection. It includes the elements of decay, filth and even the man with a Morrisons shopping bag. A sad reminder to the days gone by.

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Viewed: 1948
Points: 26
Additional Photos by Mark Nunnerley (marknunnerley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 455 W: 50 N: 483] (2780)
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