When I was told that the famous, 'listed' roller-coaster, Margate's 'Scenic Railway' on the Dreamland site had gone up in smoke yesterday, I was shocked!
Like many Thanet residents who have expressed their own opinions on local weblogs, I was not that surprised. Why? Because given the track record of 'unfortunate', fire-related events that have surrounded the site, it seemed almost inevitable. On reflection, perhaps I should have put a bet on it happening at the local bookies but I suspect that I wouldn't have been given good odds.
Anyway, while I was working overhead today, I took some photographs to pass to the local media. Here's one of the better views of the fire damage. Kent Police are of course treating the matter as 'Suspicious'.