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Making a splash at the beach carnival The Aberdonian

As the summer months roll in we're taking a look back at the carnival by the beach, where many north-east families would entertain themselves in the warmer weather.

We've selected a number of pictures showing people enjoying the park from the 1930s all the way through to the 90s.

More of a gentle rumble than the fast and furious coasters of today’s carnivals, the “scenic railway” was a popular attraction back in the day
Pre-war smiles on the dodgems as young couples race around the track
A beachfront carnival bustling with activity, featuring a spooky ghost train – how many thrills and spills took place on this day?
Holidaymakers making the most of a fine day at the Beach Carnival
All the fun of the fair is shown on the face of a young holidaymaker on the slide
The candy stall full of sweet smiles as kids cluster round for treats
Mr Barry Codona rejoiced the September weekend of 1977, saying the theme park “did a roaring trade”
The 70ft high Super Loops took thrill-seekers in the Granite City by storm as Scotland’s first 360-degree ride in the ’80s
Daniel Farquhar and Nicola Hay are filmed for a TV advert
Rowena of Carronhill School, Stonehaven, with Cheeko the Clown at a Variety Club Children’s Charity Special Schools Fun Day
No sign of trepidation from passengers on the rollercoaster at Codona’s Amusement Centre in the ’90s