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BelleVueShrew

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Who remembers 'Tidy Lion' at the Pleasure Beach
« on: September 27, 2012, 03:52:24 PM »
Tidy Lion, as seen in this YouTube footage at 5:05  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyXc_OgMhgY&feature=relmfu was a rubbish collecting device.

You basically put the rubbish in the lions mouth and it was suctioned in. Whenever I was anywhere near that lion I well remember demanding rubbish off my parents to put in. I'm sure I would have put pound notes in if they would have let me!!

If there was no rubbish, then you just had to stick your arm in as far as you could - it's a wonder I never got my arm stuck in there, but I bet I wasn't alone!!  :biggrin:


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Re: Who remembers 'Tidy Lion' at the Pleasure Beach
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 02:35:24 PM »
there were 2 chris, a tiger at one side and a lion at the other,i wonder what happened to them or if there are still in storage within the park.Its going back quite a bit since they were removed

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Re: Who remembers 'Tidy Lion' at the Pleasure Beach
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 03:11:16 PM »
Yep, remember the Tiger one too. Set behind bars within the Noah's Ark wall.


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Re: Who remembers 'Tidy Lion' at the Pleasure Beach
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 06:04:37 PM »
but can you remember the latin names,just above commonly found-blackpool pleasure beach or can anybody else or just me cause im sad!!!

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Re: Who remembers 'Tidy Lion' at the Pleasure Beach
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 11:39:45 PM »
I remember them. I used to love putting whatever rubbish I could find in them.

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Re: Who remembers 'Tidy Lion' at the Pleasure Beach
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 09:42:32 AM »
Ah yes...



1966, my brother Frank.  We were on a day trip from Rochdale - who would wear school uniform on a day trip to the seaside now?

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Re: Who remembers 'Tidy Lion' at the Pleasure Beach
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 11:18:56 PM »
Brilliant John.. :thumbup1:
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