History Part 4
OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS AT THE WINTER GARDENS,
Morecambe is certainly going ahead. In addition to all the improvements the Corporation have in hand in the beautifying and widening of the Front, private enterprise is carrying the scheme a long way further. The stretch of waste ground between the Winter Gardens and the Midland Railway has hitherto been anything but a place of beauty. For a year or two it has been utilised as a sort fairground and, as such, has provided a certain amount of pleasure to those with a taste for such forms of entertainment as helter-skeltering, rifle shooting, cocoanut sallying, knocking down the bullock, and so on. But, when all was said and done, by no stretch of the imagination could the place be described as a credit to the town. Under the supervision of one of our best landscapes gardeners, this plot of land is being turned into a veritable fairyland.
Here the wilderness is to blossom as the rose and the land that was desolate to become like the Garden of Eden. Some five or six acres are being added to the attractions of the Winter Gardens. Already the work is sufficiently advanced to enable a good idea to be gained of what is intended. The space to the west of the Winter Gardens has been railed in and laid out in broad paths and ornamental gardens, a bandstand is being erected, and immediately in front will be an open-air dancing floor one hundred feet square.