20th January 2021
It is with deep sadness that Silcock Leisure Group announce the death of
their Chairman, Herbert Silcock Snr. Herbert passed away peacefully at home
after a short illness on 20th January 2021 with his loving family around him.
Herbert first came to Southport in 1959 when he bought his Swirl of Life ride to
Pleasureland and over the following years the family settled in Southport. As a
family they helped bring the Fairground atmosphere of music and flashing lights
to Pleasureland with some of the best loved rides such as The Dodgems,
Whirlaround, Ski Jump, Speedway, Paratrooper, Mini Train and many many more.
In the late 70s the family then diversified by opening the Carousel Amusements &
Pool Room in Coronation Walk and then further expanded with Funland at Southport
Pier, several amusements in Nevill Street and with the Fun Palace & Carousel
Amusements on Blackpool’s Golden Mile. Herbert Snr also bought his Carousel Ride
to Southport Pier where it has become an iconic attraction and loved by
generations of families. He also raised money for local charities with his
beloved Fairground Gavioli Organs.
Aged 94 he was a devoted husband to his late wife Jane and loving father to
Herbert, Pauline and Mark, proud Grandfather to Natalie, Serena, Nicola, Taryn,
Caroline, Charlotte and Emma. Great Grandfather to Jameson, Scarlett, Herbie,
Remi, Gigi and Marcus and a special father-in law to Elizabeth, Carol & Brian..