I am indebted to friends of the blog and top local historians Clive Roberts and Stuart Williams who both sent me copies of the following image of Coalpool Pleasure Grounds taken I believe around 1910.
This looks to have been quite a place… and I never knew it existed.
Come in number six, your time is up!
In the fascinating discussion about the grounds and their origin, there was some interesting comment on the matter over at the Rushall group on Facebook. I’ve posted a screenshot beneath for those who don’t do Facebook.