Battersea Funfair

Battersea Funfair
amusement park
Location
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Battersea, Greater London, England
Status Defunct
Operated May 1951 to 1974

Battersea Funfair was an amusement park located in Battersea, Greater London, England, UK. The park was originally opened for the Festival of Britain in 1951.

Former coasters[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Dipper Unknown Wooden 1951 1972 Scrapped
Cyclone Pinfari Steel 1973 1974 Relocated to Ocean Beach Fun Fair
Dragon Mountain Scenic Unknown Side-Friction 1951 1954 Scrapped
Jet Stream Pinfari Steel 1974 1974 Relocated to Belle Vue Park
Little Dipper Lang Wheels Kiddie 1959 1974 Unknown

Former attractions[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Airways R.J. Lakin Mont Blanc 1952 1952 Relocated to Ocean Beach Fun Fair
Bubble Bounce Hrubetz Tip Top 1951 1952 Relocated to Belle Vue
Calypso Lang Wheels Calypso 1961 1964 Relocated to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Caterpillar Unknown Caterpillar 1951 1974 Travelling UK
Caterpillar Lang Wheels Caterpillar 1952 1952 Travelling UK
Crooked Cottage Martland Brothers Walk-Through 1955 1974 Relocated to MW's Amusement Park
Dodgem Deluxe Supercar Dodgems 1952 1974 Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Far Tottering & Oyster Creek Railway Rowland Emmett Miniature Railway 1951 1952 Semi-scrapped / relocated within park
Festival Gardens Railway Rowland Emmett Miniature Railway 1953 1974 Scrapped
Fly-O-Plane Eyerley Aircraft Company Fly-O-Plane 1951 1955 Relocated to Kursaal Amusement Park
Flying Saucers Lang Wheels Ferris Wheel 1951 1964 Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Gallopers Robert Tidman Gallopers 1956 1965 Relocated to Botton's Pleasure Beach
Gallopers Robert Tidman Gallopers 1966 1974 Relocated to Kursaal Amusement Park
Ghost Train Orton & Spooner Tracked Dark Ride 1951 1974 Scrapped
Haunted Goldmine Unknown Tracked Dark Ride 1956 1974 Scrapped
Helter Skelter Supercar Slip/Helter Skelter 1951 1974 Travelling UK
Hurricane Allan Herschell Hurricane 1951 1950s Relocated to Seaburn Fun Park
Hurricane Jets Lang Wheels Jets 1960 1973 Travelling UK
Leaping Lena Spillman Engineering Company Leaping Lena 1951 1950s Unknown
Looper Allan Herschell Company Looper/Rock 'n' Roll 1952 1952 Scrapped
London to Brighton Vintage Car Ride Supercar Track Ride 1964 1974 Scrapped
Monte Carlo Rally Lang Wheels Monte Carlo Rally/Speedway 1951 1973 Relocated to Kursaal Amusement Park
Moonrocket R.J. Lakin & Maxwell Moonrocket 1952 1953 Relocated to Clarence Pier
Moonrocket R.J. Lakin & Maxwell Moonrocket 1954 1954 Travelling UK
Moonrocket R.J. Lakin & Maxwell Moonrocket 1955 1955 Exported to South Africa
Octopus Lusse Octopus 1951 1951 Relocated to Clarence Pier
Paratrooper AMECO Upright Paratrooper 1963 1971 Travelling UK
Rotor Orton & Spooner Rotor 1951 1969 Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Rotor Orton & Spooner Rotor 1972 1973 Relocated to Dreamland Margate
Satellite Bennett Trabant/Satellite 1965 1974 Travelling UK
Sky Wheels Samuel Butler Sky Wheels 1951 1952 Relocated to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Super Speedway R.J. Lakin Ark/Speedway 1951 1973 Travelling UK
Super Speedway R.J. Lakin Ark/Speedway 1953 1950s Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Waltzer R.J. Lakin Waltzer 1951 1952 Travelling UK
Waltzer Orton & Spooner Waltzer 1952 1974 Relocated to Kursaal Amusement Park
Water Chute Samuel Butler Water Chute 1956 1974 Relocated to Dreamland Margate
Whirlaround Edwin Hall Twist 1962 1963 Travelling UK
World Cruise Unknown Scenic Boat Ride 1951 1974 Scrapped