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Gingerbread Castle …

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In the town of Hamburg, New Jersey stands an old mill and a gingerbread castle.

Wheatsworth Mill and Gingerbread Castle.

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The Gingerbread Castle sits silently at the end of this driveway,  surrounded not by a moat but by barbed wire fencing and ‘do not trespass’ signs.

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Come closer and take a look…

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My creation

Once upon a time, back in the late 1920’s, the Gingerbread Castle was the centerpiece of an amusement park built next to the Wheatsworth Mill.  The Gingerbread Castle  was in continuous operation until 1978… it reopened briefly in the ’80’s and then closed for good in 1989.

Fairy tale characters used to abound here… now, sitting alone on his wall only Humpty Dumpty remains.

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The Gingerbread Castle is slowly fading away…

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 eventually only memories will remain.

Sadly there is no happy ending … just, the end.

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– by Joan –

(CLICK HERE to read about the Gingerbread Castle and Wheatsworth Mill)

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Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

3 thoughts on “Gingerbread Castle …

  1. always sad to see this kind of ending to what was once a cherished place. All that work, all the fun and memories… ugh.

  2. Oh my gosh, I think my grandparents took me to this park when I was a kid. What a lovely memory!

  3. Well written, Mom, but the end made me very sad 😦

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