The old Wild West in Shipley

This picture was taken at the former American Adventure theme park on May 6, 1991, and shows the opening of the park’s Mexicoland attraction.

Mexicoland comprised rides and side shows, including the ‘white knuckle’ offering behind our assembled staff from the park.

Hundreds of local people worked at the tourist venue, most in Wild West costumes, including cowboys, indians, saloon girls and , of course, after this opening, Mexicans!

If you spot anyone you know or can tell us more, please get in touch as we’d love to hear more about days at the old fun park, which in its heyday attracted thousands of visitors at weekends alone.