Mediadrumimages / Antony Meadley

By Mark McConville

 

EERIE images have revealed the abandoned remains of a ‘Wild West’ town that was once part of a theme park in Cornwall.

The haunting pictures show the western style buildings with a general store, the Sheriff’s office complete with a jail cell and an old barber’s seat.

Mediadrumimages / Antony Meadley

Other striking shots show the gallows set up for hangings, a piano resting in the corner of one building and a rotting saloon.

The spooky snaps were taken at Spirit of the West park in the countryside near St Columb Major, Cornwall by photographer Antony Meadley.

Mediadrumimages / Antony Meadley

“This theme park has been closed since 2009 but the old buildings are still mostly there, including a saloon and the jail,” he said.

“I had posted on Facebook that I was driving down to Cornwall with my son for the holidays. An urbex friend saw my post and messaged me the location of this Wild West town, which was only a mile or so off our route.

Mediadrumimages / Antony Meadley

“Although I had the coordinates of the site, it took quite a while to work out how to get there by car, as many of the roads shown on my satnav were actually private tracks.”

Mediadrumimages / Antony Meadley

The theme park was a popular attraction in Cornwall and was set on more than 140 acres of land with two cowboy towns to enjoy.

One housed museums while the other housed cowboys and outlaws who performed in a live action show at 1pm every day during the low season and staged two shows everyday during the school holidays.

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