TODAY'S picture from the past shows a much-loved attraction from Southend's theme park. 

The Golden Hind, with its Chamber of Horrors was still a popular Southend attraction back in 1992 when this picture was taken. 

Philip Miller took over the old boating lake on the eastern side of the pier and extended what was Peter Pan’s Playground.

Today, Adventure Island is one of Britain’s best fun parks. The website Tripadvisor rated it as the third best amusement park in the country and 11th best in Europe.

The park has recently unveiled its newest ride. 

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