Unlikely as it sounds, my website has proved so popular that a couple of weeks ago it got shut down by the hosting provider for exceeding its monthly data limit.
As of September 1 it has been relaunched with a new host, so hopefully the problem shouldn’t reoccur. It is possible that a few things might have got mangled during the transition, so let me know if anything is too badly broken.
The ride’s rail support structure was rebuilt around 1961.
The splash boat was closed for almost two years following an accident during maintenance on 6 August 2010. An inspection was undertaken by NPS Humber, and their condition report was presented to the city council in May 2011.
Happily the splash boat underwent a £35 000 restoration undertaken by Hull firm DB Engineering from November 2011, and it reopened on 2 June 2012. The video is from 5 June 2012.
Great fun, well worth the 80p for a ride. And yes, you do get wet.
Some photos of damage to London Tramlink infrastructure at Reeves Corner in Croydon on Wednesday 10 August 2011, after the rioting of Monday 8 August. The overhead lines were down, a mast looked scorched, and the stuff which the rails are embedded in had been damaged.
On Wednesday tram services were running from Wimbledon to Reeves Corner tram stop, and from the eastern branches to East Croydon, but the town centre loop was out of action.