Before my Granda passed away last year I asked if he could remember it and he said he was on the seafront when it opened and he rode a couple of times and said all he could remember was it being very bumpy. Nice to see the video to remind me of himFlicking through some old British Pathe videos i found this weird contraption from 1953 at Oktoberfest
Lastly some great footage from 1938 and the opening of another long dead UK coaster the Cyclone in South Shields. The ride lis similar to Steel Stellar that operated in Clacton until the mid 70s.
This one however fared less well and only ran for 2 years before the steel was used for the war effort.