Brighton Pier

Photo:View from the top of the helter skelter

View from the top of the helter skelter

From the private collection of Mike Stone

Relaxing on the helter-skelter

By Mike Stone, Entertainer

"This is probably one of the best views of Brighton in Brighton. It's from the top of the helter-skelter on the Palace Pier. It was a great place to relax in between Punch and Judy shows, away from all the hustle and bustle, and it's the best place to see the Red Arrows air display team when they visit Brighton. But they come very close - it can be scary."

Image and text from the 'My Brighton' exhibit
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page
My dad, Oscar Wakefield, used to work on the pier. He was one of the people who built the helter skelter. I believe it came from a fairground in Wales.
By Elizabeth Wakefield (27/05/2005)

I worked on the Helter Skelter for one summer, I think it was1959. I was at the top holding the mats while people sat on them. Every morning we used to have to climb up the slide rubbing on bees wax to make it more slippery.

By Mike Holt (09/05/2008)