Mannings, is a seaside Amusement park and loved by Kids and Adults when visiting Felixstowe.
Mannings is a traditional Seaside Amusement Park with children's rides, penny pushers, video games, casino areas, crazy golf, sunday markets, bars, cafes and more!
FRIENDS and relatives have paid tribute to Felixstowe icon Charles Manning who tragically died yesterday. May 13th 2011.
The 66-year-old had been suffering with cancer but did his best to keep the illness private, still appearing in public and keeping in touch with his amusement park in Sea Road through his sons, Charles Jr and Jonathan.
In a tragic irony, he was due to be nominated as president of Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce on Monday in recognition of his long service and dedication to the resort.
His wife Sarah, of St Edmunds Road, said: “He was a wonderful, loving, caring husband, who dearly loved his boys and he would do anything for his family.
“Nobody would say a bad word about him. He moved to Felixstowe as a one-year-old, took over the business when his dad died, and now his two boys will take over and I know they will make him proud.
“He was quite a legend within the town. He had so many friends and not one enemy.
“He’s gone too soon but he went peacefully.”
As the second generation of one of the most influential families in recent Felixstowe history, Mr Manning was a well-known and well-liked figure around the resort.
He followed in the footsteps of his father, Charles Sr, who moved from London’s East end to take over the Sea Road arcade from Billy Butlin in 1945.
His sons have been gradually taking over the reigns of the business between them and have vowed to keep it going as their father’s lasting legacy to the town.
Charles Jr, 33, who lives in Felixstowe, said: “We have had so many sympathy messages and flowers with everyone saying what a great man he was and a great figure for Felixstowe.
“He was very work-driven, and he was very proud of what he did and very proud of the business. He looked after his staff very well.
“His greatest achievement was continuing the legacy of the amusements that our granddad started all those years ago.
“He was a great man and I just hope I can do him proud from now on.”
Jonathan, 31, who lives in Woodbridge, added: “I would like to thank everyone for all the support we have had – we’ve had lots of people getting in touch and it’s meant a lot to us.”
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COSTANTINO (59827) 2014-05-18 22:11
Good mrning dear friend
and have a nice new week
I love graffiti and this one
has been perfectly executed with vivid
and impressive colors
your notes are really useful
you are the first in gallery
now and I wish you good luck
have a nice time
baclama (18501) 2014-05-18 23:30
tres beau tag bien colorée....
il manque juste un petit personnage pour humaniser la photo..
snunney (89858) 2014-05-19 2:02
A very long time since I visited on of these! Excellent capture of this colourful and rather amusing hoarding. Fine saturated colours and excellent sharpness. A worthy homage to this local entrepreneur.
Warm and partly cloudy at the moment. Getting windier as the morning wears on, thunderstorms and strong winds forecast for later. Great, not!!
abmdsudi (46836) 2014-05-19 9:48
Excellent narratives as usual making this shot more value it certainly gets our attention, a well spotted opportunity and the catchy artwork to brighten up the day, which has been remarkably painted being part of the whole kids' park and so well taken in this manner. Interesting strong image with the fig adds that final bit of interest and becomes the focal point. A real feast to the eyes and good homage to the pioneer. A fine street wall art. Well done
Noel_Byrne (27356) 2014-05-19 11:33
This image is a great tribute to a man who brought so much joy to so many, I imagine he would be proud to be noted here in an image filled with color, life and fun. A very thoughtful dedication to the man, and a very appealing and fun image.
Thanks as always
annjackman (20899) 2014-05-21 10:03
I like the way that you have cropped this giving a super elongated view of this hoarding. Colours and exposure spot on. An interesting note too.
Kind Regards, Ann