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In pictures: Dreamland reopens after restoration

Margate's Dreamland amusement park has reopened after an £18m restoration.

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Image caption Dreamland has begun welcoming visitors after a 12-year campaign to restore and reopen the amusement park
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Image caption The site in Margate features vintage rides from around the UK including a Grade II*-listed wooden rollercoaster
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Image caption Hundreds flocked to the reopening of the amusement park, many with fond memories of day trips to Margate
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Image caption Dreamland said 17 rides were open for visitors on the first day, with others to follow in the coming weeks and months
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Image caption Thanet Disctrict Council leader Chris Wells said: "It's fantastic to see the culmination of so many years of hard work by so many people finally come to fruition"
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Image caption Vintage and replica pedal cars were all lined up, ready for the reopening of Dreamland
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Image caption Attractions at the park include a roller disco, pleasure gardens and amusements, harking back to the golden age of the British seaside
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Image caption The Wall of Death was popular with visitors to the amusement park
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Image caption The Grade II*-listed scenic railway was not ready for Dreamland's reopening and is expected to carry passengers again in the next few months

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