30th May 1972: West London fairground ride crash kills five
The five people, all children, died when a train on the Big Dipper roller coaster broke loose as it was being hoisted up to the start of the ride and then rolled back down and collided with another train at the bottom.
The ride was the main attraction of the funfair, opened as part of the Festival of Britain in 1951. Although the festival closed five months later, the fairground stayed open.
However after the accident the roller coaster was dismantled and with the popularity of the funfair on the decline the rest of the fair closed two years later.
After its demise the site was completely cleared and today very little remains to suggest that the fairground ever existed.