Former Margate mayor Mick Tomlinson has been appointed as the new chairman of the Dreamland Heritage Trust.
Mick has lived in Margate all his life and spent many years as a district councillor and a charter trustee. For a number of years he worked on the management at Dreamland, planning events and publicity, and has always taken a keen interest in developments at the park.
He is also known by many as DJ Mick Tee, appearing in the Ballroom and Bars in the late 60s and 70s.
Mick says he looks forward to working with the trustees and listening to their comments, views and ideas to take the trust forward.
Tamara Rattigan, Project Manager for DHT, said: “We are delighted to see Mick appointed as the Trust’s new chair. Mick has such a passion for Dreamland and its rich heritage and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of the park.”
Mick has spent a number of year’s building a miniature model of Dreamland, with his first creation built in the 1960s. Some of the model is currently on display at Dreamland Margate as part of the DHT Dreamcatcher exhibition.
Visitors to the exhibition are invited to record their memories of Dreamland (past and present) inside the Dreamcatcher video booth. It is located in the main concourse of the park opposite the Ballroom.
The video memories will be added to the DHT archive as well as being used to create a video montage which the Trust will share later this year at a special screening.
The Dreamcatcher exhibition is open from now until September between 11am-4pm daily during park opening times.
The Dreamland Heritage Trust’s Virtual exhibition is also available online and can be accessed at dreamlandheritagetrust.org.uk/virtual-exhibition