Friday, 16 January 2015

1231 : Electric Sparks And Sea-Salt Air

CORRIGAN DODGEMS, BRIDLINGTON : ALAN BURNETT Circa 1981

Albert Corrigan came to the seaside resort of Bridlington in the early 1960s and developed a fanfare along the sea front. Brid amusements never had the scale of their larger cousins in resorts like Scarborough or the west coast resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe. But the speed and the lights, that smell of the electric spark mixed with the sea-salt air, that over-loud music: all those are common to all northern resorts, irrespective of size.

1 comment:

ChrisJ said...

This too is after my time in Bridlington --probably a good thing. I'm not too hot on fun fairs etc. Not that I don't like fun -- just not noise, crowds and frenetic fun. That's why Flamborough is my favorite East Yorkshire place.