No, not the current activity that many people on the Millmead Estate are doing. It’s a new film being shown on Channel Four tonight. I come from around there so I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle this in Margate:
“Pharaoh has found the perfect solution for the Promised Land. All the unwanted elements of society â€“ asylum seekers and economic refugees, the long term unemployed, sexual deviants, substance abusers, petty criminals and ethnic minorities â€“ are forced to live in Dreamland, a shanty town built on the site of a disused funfair.”
Not a work of fiction then.
I tried to get a job at Dreamland when I was 15 but had no luck, they weren’t that desperate. Luckily the Palace Pier had me when I came to Brighton so I could finally realise my ambition of being a true-to-life Carnie.