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Southport Pleasureland Auction September 2004

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On Saturday, 21st February 2004 Pleasureland Southport held a charity auction in aid of the Southport Lifeboat. The venue was the fantastic Casablanca Entertainment Centre situated at the entrance to the park.

Over £2,000 was raised and that was before offers for a Grand Prix (Turnpike) car of £200 or a Flying Elephant car at £100 were taken up by anyone. Auctioneer (and marketing manager) Steve Christian together with Mark Lee and all the Pleasureland staff worked hard to make the day a tremendous success.

I went along, and now - over four years on - it's time for a sombre and fond look back.

It makes for interesting reading

1 Set of 3 Pepsi Max Big One steps: Not Sold

2 Artist's impression of Frontierland Ranch House signed by Blackpool Pleasure Beach Managing Director Geoffrey Thompson: £6

3 TRAUMAtizer jacket, XL - ex marketing department: £12

4 4-piece hand-painted Las Vegas mural, ex BPB very large: £22

5 Hand painted grim reaper, ex BPB Horror Bar: £13

6 Mounted park map Casa de Campo, Madrid 1970s: £27

7 Mounted poster, Six Flags Atlanta, 1970s: £5

8 Mounted Poster, Walt Disney World 1970s: £7

9 1 Clown Head, ex games machine: £30

10 Large Frontierland grounds plan 1988: £10

11 Large Frontierland grounds plan 1988 (As lot 10): £11

12 Pair of fibreglass moulds (Scroll & Horse design) Jacksons: £10

13 1 Cyclone wheel - small: £11

14 1 Cyclone wheel - large: £5

15 Mounted poster, Movieland Wax museum featuring Clark Gable: Not Sold

16 Plywood Sailing Junk restaurant sign: £5

17 Small Pleasureland waltzer sign, double sided: £27

18 Maygay Fruit Explosion fruit machine, fully working: £90

19 Medium Frontier Fred: £22

20 Hand-painted 1960s gaming machine sign: £22

21 Project 94 "Sorry about the mess" sign (PMBO): £50

22 Small plywood fairy ex. BPB: £16

23 Mounted Danish park poster 1930s: £28

24 Mounted poster Liesberg 1970s: £5

25 Mounted map Hershey Park 1970s: £14

26 Prototype River Caves dinosaurs sign: £37

27 Lap bar from Stampede coaster, Frontierland: £3

28 Medium Mr Funshine sign: £50

29 1 Texas Tornado train badge: £15

30 1 Texas Tornado train badge: £15

31 Small plywood Frontier Fred (no feet!): £16

32 Cafe de Paris illuminated sign, ex Mystique: £21

33 Pair of TRAUMAtizer wheels: £12

34 Pair TRAUMAtizer wheels: £19

35 Plywood Frontierland welcome sign: £40

36 Framed Britannia skeleton, ex BPB Horror Bar: £36

37 Mounted poster, Tivoli, 1970s: £17

38 Texas Tornado No. 3 break (7ft): £20

39 Frontierland themed artists impression - games units 1984: £10

40 Plan of Morecambe Casino 1957: £8

41 Slightly damaged artwork of Fun House and Ghost Train, Frontierland: £24

42 Morecambe Pleasure Park Log Flume Badge: £21

43 Morecambe Pleasure Park Log Flume badge: £21

44 Mounted poster Magic Mountain, Valencia 1970s: £17

45 Jackson's Waltzer operator box window, signed "Pay in the Car": £3

46 Mounted poster, early Six Flags Mid-America: Not Sold

47 Mounted Poster Greezed Lightnin' Astroworld, Houston 1978: £20

48 Frontierland map and development plan, framed: £85

49 Small Fun House style distorting mirror: £38

50 Frontierland monorail and casino plans (Set of 2): £20

51 New desk jotter featuring water chute and Hiram Maxim, picture of Pleasureland circa 1912: £6

52 Large Frontier Fred, plywood: £28

53 Pair of TRAUMAtizer airbags, from braking system: £3

54 Large BPB grounds plan, weathered - 1992: £32

55 Mounted poster Disneyland 1970s: £8

56 BPB ride tickets sign, medium: £25

57 Mounted poster "Nicky's International Circus" ex BPB: £10

58 Derby Day early glass machine front: £10

59 Plywood Sailing Junk restaurant sign: £12

60 Mounted poster Six Flags 1970s: £5

61 1 Cyclone wheel - large: £5

62 1 Cyclone wheel - small: £5

63 BPB ride tickets sign - large: £40

64 Mounted poster Marine World Africa USA, 1970s: £42

65 Mounted Poster Astroworld, Houston 1970s: £30

66 Texas Tornado No. 1 brake lever (7ft): £19

67 Entrance sign, Rattler Coaster Frontierland: £26

68 Large selection of Greatest Show on Earth backdrop: Not Sold

69 Proposals for "Showman" development at Frontierland: £20

70 Set of assorted Frontierland plans x3: £8

71 Set of assorted Frontierland plans x3: £8

72 Set of assorted Frontierland plans x3: £8

73 Set of assorted Frontierland plans x5: £15

74 Assorted Pleasureland literature and artwork, 1996-2003: £26

75 1 pair BPB centenary cufflinks: £20

76 1 large Mr Funshine directional sign (right facing) pointing to Noah's Ark, Tagada, Wild Mouse and Refreshments: £250

(Another was also sold for this amount when auctioneer intervened and offered a second sign allowing for the two bidders to have one each): £250

77 Set of Texas Tornado safety chains and eyes: £5

78 1 large BPB "Big Country" sign: £40

79 1 set of VIP invites to Pleasureland ride launches (TRAUMAtizer, Casablanca, King Solomon Mines & Space Shot): £11

80 Fun House commemorative plaque presented by RCCGB, signed by both Andy Hine and Justin Garvanovic: £60

I've also included a link to an old article from themagiceye describing the last days of Pleasureland Southport.

It has been spruced up somewhat and is about to get an airing (From June 1st) at Nick's Joyland site.

Nine pages of people's memories interspersed with newspaper headlines and pictures of the Cyclone's destruction was themagiceye's attempt to preserve a little bit of Pleasureland on the web.

All this and the Log Runner too... :-)

Cheers

Gary

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