SO many of you enjoyed our look back at Chipperfields Fun Fair in Weymouth.

It was wonderful to hear from Looking Back regular Alvin Hopper who said: "It was nice to see the old funfair in its heyday. I well remember the dodgems (bumper-cars) and the helta-skelta tower, also the merry-go-round."

Alvin also wanted to point out that the Wild Mouse, which was erected for the summer season in 1963 or 1964, was captured on movie film in 1970 during the making of Melody, a film staring Mark Lester and Tracy Hyde, the story of two eloping school children.

Alvin adds: "Also, some scenes were filmed at one of the shelters on the promenade,probably there are other scenes filmed locally too."

And right here we have a couple of screen shots of Melody to bring you - excuse the blurriness of the shot of the ride, if anything it shows us just how fast the rides would go!

*Rounding up some more of your extensive memories of Chipperfields from online comments, we learn that Bluebird coaches had a largish kiosk next to the entry point of the coach park, opposite Westwey road and facing Westham Road. Their coaches for excursions would line up by the embankment and come forward as required for loading. All the other coaches were obliged to go under the, very low, railway arch and park up beyond the funfair to the coach park proper.

Some Bluebird coaches were caught in the 1955 floods and had to be towed out of the water. (Thanks to Nowlonggone for this).

'hangem; writes: "Happy days. What an amazing time to be a kid. Before starting my apprenticeship I used to drive the mini train back in the summer of 74 and 75. The most incredible time to live in. When being a kid was just perfect and then the long hot summer of 76. VERY happy days."

We also need to thank 'Nowlonggone' for reminding us that the funfair has two rifle ranges - one with air rifles and the other with .22 cartridge ammo and targets being the tipping plate type.