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Kursaal Amusement Park

We recently stumbled upon an intriguing set of maps whilst researching for a report. The map, from 1950, shows the now abandoned Kursaal Amusement Park in intricate detail. Opened in Southend in 1901, the amusement park included rides such as the Never Stop Railway, Midget Mansion and the Wall of Death. The park was hugely...

Olympic Stadium, London

The area that is now home to the Olympic Stadium was once occupied by bone works, oil refineries, soap works, tanks, chemical works, warehouses. The 2012 Olympic Park covers around 245ha (big enough to fit 357 football pitches) in the Lower Lea Valley, London. The first phase was to remove 52 overhead power pylons, re-route...