Coney Island archive photos: 1986 and 1999

Coney Island archive photos - 1986 and 1999, old photographs from two trips to a faded Brookyln seaside town, New York, USA

Dug up from my photo archives is this series of photos of the faded seaside town of Coney Island, Brooklyn, which I visited in 1986 and 1999.

I was terrified when I first went there – until I realised its rusting grandeur reminded me of Barry Island, back in Wales!

Coney Island archive photos - 1986 and 1999, old photographs from two trips to a faded Brookyln seaside town, New York, USA

Coney Island archive photos - 1986 and 1999, old photographs from two trips to a faded Brookyln seaside town, New York, USA

The old Thunderbolt ride – which had a house built in to it!

Coney Island archive photos - 1986 and 1999, old photographs from two trips to a faded Brookyln seaside town, New York, USA

Yes- that’s me posing there!

Loads more Coney Island photos here