Last week Blackpool Pleasure Beach celebrated 90 years of the Big Dipper August 26th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Last week Blackpool Pleasure Beach celebrated 90 years of the Big Dipper Blackpool Pleasure Beach celebrated 90 years of the Big Dipper (Cyclone) last week. Managing Director Amanda Thompson and company secretery David Camm were among those to ride the attraction which opened in 1923. The last time we saw Mr. Cam and Co in Southport was back in 2007, a year after Southport Cyclone was butchered to pieces by a chainsaw gang from Blackpool. Pictured below is Tony Corfield (Sefton Council) saying goodbye to David Cam (Blackpool Pleasure Beach) on May 9th 2007 Southport Cyclone R.I.P. 1937-2006 The World famous Cyclone which had been a feature of Southport’s sea front since 1937 was butchered on Thursday 14th September 2006 by men with chainsaws. The Cyclone was a wooden tracked roller coaster manufactured by Charles Paige that opened at Pleasureland Southport in 1937. A statement from the Board of Directors of Pleasureland Ltd in 2007 read…… Further to our statement of the 5th September, Pleasureland has sadly proved unsustainable as a ride park, despite our repeated significant investments in capital attractions, including £15 million worth of improvements in recent years. We have taken the extremely difficult decision to close the park and it will not re-open. We are currently in the process of dismantling the rides in accordance with our closure programme. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Related Comments comments!