John Henry Iles

John Henry Iles was a businessman involved in multiple amusement parks.

Iles purchased the rights to build Scenic Railway rides in Europe.[1] Iles owned the Scenic Railway in Blackpool from its introduction in 1907 until 1919, when he sold it to the park owners.[2] In 1929, Iles leased a plot of land and opened Aberdeen Beach Amusements.[3] He continued to lease the land until 1938, when a new company took it over.[4]

Iles entered the film business in 1934, however, this was a financial failure. Iles died on 29 May 1951 at his home in Birchington, Kent. He was 79.[5]


  1. "Scenic Railway King Says Films Broke Him". Sheffield Independent. 1938-02--23. p. 1. Retrieved 2022-09-02. {{cite news}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Aberdeen Beach Amusements Limited". The Press and Journal. 1929-07-26. p. 12. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  3. "Beach Amusements: Aberdeen Concern Acquired By Company". The Press and Journal. 2022-07-21. p. 7. Retrieved 1929-06-14. {{cite news}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Amusement park at the beach: Aberdeen company will take over lease". The Press and Journal. 1938-04-13. p. 8. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  5. "Built beach Scenic Railway". Evening Express. 1951-05-29. p. 5. Retrieved 2022-07-21.