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Coney Island archive photos: 1986 and 1999

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!

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

Yes- that’s me posing there!

Loads more Coney Island photos here