Avalon, NJ Images

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  1. Thank you for posting the wonderful images. My very happiest childhood memories are of my family’s two-week vacations to Avalon from 1964 to 1969. I am trying to find information and photos of Avalon from that epoch. During my family vacations in the Sixties, the large Avalon pier building housed a Movie theater and Charley’s luncheonette. I know that the Avalon Pier building got condemned sometime in the late Sixties or Early Seventies. Charley had to relocate to the pier at the end of the boardwalk circa 33rd street. Another place of memories was Angelo’s Playland and luncheonette. I have memories of Angelo’s that date back to Nickle pinball. I know that the family continued to manage the arcade at least into the Early Eighties. I would love to see a picture of the old Angelo’s Playland. Also, I am searching for any information about what ever happened to Charley’s and Angelo’s Playland or if anyone else had memories they would like to share.

  2. Hi, Greg
    Glad you found us. Ah, yes, there is nothing like the Jersey Shore, and everyone seems to have a favorite. Stone Harbor, Wildwood, Long Beach Island, and of course, your preference, Avalon, are all here courtesy of generous donors who allowed their treasured postcard collections to be scanned and shared here. We are eager to add to all of our image collections and a donated scan is the next best thing to actually having the real postcard. You know most of these vintage postcard images predate your family vacation years of the 1960s, but a reader may yet stop by who can answer your questions.
    Best regards,
    John McCormick

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