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Resort sells old rollercoasters

Space invader car
The space invader car is one of a number of items being sold off

Rollercoaster enthusiasts are being given the chance to own pieces of Blackpool Pleasure Beach history.

Bosses at the attraction are selling off old stock including original 1930s rollercoaster carriages, water boats, and a space invader car.

The carriages are among a collection of park nostalgia being sold off on the internet auction site eBay.

Spokesman Steven Burton said it was a chance for people to buy a piece of "childhood nostalgia".

Many of the rollercoaster trains had been rusting in a storage yard at the Pleasure Beach until the decision to sell them off was taken.

It's not something you could really put in the post
Steven Burton

One of the items up for sale is the car which used to sit outside the Space Invader ride as a photo opportunity.

"I'm sure many people sat in there and had their photos taken over the years - it's a great piece of nostalgia for people," Mr Burton told the BBC.

"I'm sure that many people are going to want to take a piece of their childhood back home with them - and it's a great opportunity to do so."

However, successful bidders are being warned they must travel to Blackpool to pick up their rollercoaster car.

"It's not something you could really put in the post," Mr Burton added.

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