Alton Towers – 1930’s, not a rollercoaster in sight

Alton Towers – before it became a theme park. After the Earl of Shrewsbury died in 1921, the Countess eventually sold the estate to some businessmen who kept the gardens open and parts of the house, for visitors. Band concerts were popular during the 1930’s until WW2 when the house was requisitioned by the War Office.

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