Your Stories, memories and comments
Hi, love this site, especially the pleasurama,
thank you Jason for such a wonderful site.
Hi, Just stumbled across your Pleasurama Remembered website & the Youtube/Google video. Fantastic stuff!!
I like yourself it would seem, have a fondness for this corner of Ramsgate,
"Well Done" for setting up the website.
Love your Website about Pleasurama and the Marina Pool etc. I used to love all the old buildings etc down along Ramsgate Seafront, The Fair, Tunnel Railway,Marina Pool etc and can't believe the state of it today. I try to collect pictures, Film or postcards if I find them but it's quite suprising how little the area is documented in that way. Any way I have put your site in my favourites and will keep looking every now and again.All the best with it,
Ramsgate was my home from the age of 4 yrs to about 11 years of age
(Dad played football for Ramsgate), we eventually moved to Canada
and later to California. When I was approximately 9 years old, one of the older kids showed me
how to tell if the slot machines in the "pleasurama" building, were
ready to pay a jackpot. If you put your hand up the money slot, you
could feel a moveable metal bar and depending on it's position, you
could tell when the machine was ready to pay off. The fact that a
little kid could perform such a feat amazed many tourists back in
those days.That was 54 years ago and your webpage has brought back many many
fond memories for this old boy.
Hi I would just like to say it’s really good to see images of the site. I have lived in Ramsgate since I was born in 1959 (apart from time away in the RAF) and remember going on the railway up to Dumpton with my Mum and how scary the ride was, as the train used to rock like mad and was known to jump the rails a few times if the driver was going too fast.. I also remember the dolphinarium in Pleasurama and in my later days the ‘Long Bar’ which was I believe at the time
was the longest bar in England. Such a shame it was destroyed in that mysterious fire just after all that wood and paint had been stored in there, and I’m sure it had nothing to do with the listed status on the facade and that planning permission had been refused to change it. Anyway, thanks for the photos and I will try and find a few that I have somewhere.
Hi, How lovely to read your blog on Ramsgate.As a child in the 50 s i was taken to Ramsgate every year for our hols.I remember we stayed on penshurst road number 33 the same 2 weeks every year.Our mornings were always spent in the marina pool,i remember the little shop at the entrance then going down the steps,paying and then straight to the changing rooms.It always was sunny(or was that my memory playing tricks!)There was always music being played on an organ and the music was always tropical.I was never allowed on the diving boards but how i envied the grown ups!After all morning in the pool it was straight to the beach via the boating pool for sanwiches and all afternoon was spent there jumping the waves.Then back to the lift two pence in old money and what seemed a long walk to the pop of penshurst road.Oh what happy times!