Driving past Kings Beach yesterday morning I noticed that “Playland” (because that is what we still call it even if it has a different name these days) is busy setting up for the coming summer holidays. Just the day before Cat Anderson James posted a Fun fair Then and Now on the Ex PE 60’s 70’s, 80’s group on Facebook. If I’m correct the “Then” fun fair was located somewhere around Humewood beach. The “Now” photo I took a year or two ago during the day so no activity at the time. I just love the fact that there is a Ferris Wheel in both.
Do you know where the Ferris Wheel got it’s name from?
According to Wikipedia: “The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris wheel is used generically for all such structures, which are now the most common type of amusement ride at state fairs in the United States. Since the original 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel, there have been nine world’s tallest-ever Ferris wheels. The current record holder is the 167.6-metre High Roller in Las Vegas, US, which opened to the public in March 2014.”