Water Splash World
Progress is vital, of course ... but how many of you long to have some of these old favourites back, all of which have gone in the past 30 or so years ?
Our main, first image shows Water Splash World, later Atlantis, in 1990. This one is the Floral Hall, now the site of Scarborough Bowls Centre. The showbiz greats and the top bands of the day played here, including The Beatles twice. Lots of fun at the top of the hill ... firstly Zoo and Marineland, it later became Mr Marvels. The children's activity park in the North Bay finally closed in 2007. There are still remnants of the old chairlift that went up to Mr Marvels. A saltwater pool, obviously, and chilly too ... and the high diving board was very scary ! The activities at the Mere are long gone ... boating, the waterski displays and, most memorably, the Hispaniola and the search for doubloons. The entertainment venue and cafe is now part of The Sands complex, which includes apartments with fabulous sea views. It hosted the two swimming clubs, with their galas, and thousands of people learned to swim there. ... and finally, is this the shop that folk miss most ?