The closure of any theme park is sad for any industry fan and goodness knows we have seen enough of them disappear in the recent past. After the closure, rides are typically removed and the land is eventually reused for something else. In the case of Frontierland in Morecambe, over two decades have now elapsed since the park fell silent, yet still the majority of the prime promenade plot remains unused.
Grand plans were mooted for the site, with the Morrisons supermarket company purchasing the site after the park’s closure, however in 2021, the front portion of the site still remains barren, with only the Log Flume loading platform remaining. The park’s famous Polo Tower observation ride having been demolished in June 2017.
Around the site is a blue makeshift fence, some local artists are now so fed up with the eyesore, they have begun to adorn it with artwork, celebrating their town. Who can blame them, really… In the first set of work to be displayed, there are pieces by Emma Wareing, Charlotte Done, Melody Treasure and Bob Pickersgill.