Spanish City - Whitley Bay

  • Description

    Advert for the Spanish City Summer Funfair, which is a visiting fair held on the Links. In the background is the recently re-opened Spanish City/Dome, after it's major renovation. The name "Spanish City" can be traced back to the early 20th century. In c.1904 Charles Elderton, of Hebburn Theatre Royal, started bringing the "Toreadors" concert party to perform at Whitley Bay. Following repeated success, Elderton established a permanent venue here, which opened on the 6th of March 1908. A large timber and canvas awning was built to shelter people from the wind and rain. It was painted to look like an old Spanish town. A funfair was soon developed on the site. The Dome was built from 1908 to 1910. Further info: https://co-curate.ncl.ac.uk/spanish-city/" rel="nofollow">co-curate.ncl.ac.uk/spanish-city/
  • Owner

    Simon_Cotterill
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Dedication (CC0)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137828720@N06/30226247578/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 9 months ago
    Viewed: 289 times
    Picture Taken: 2018-08-10T18:34:46
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