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Offline Big Kev

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Re: Teignmouth Pier
« Reply #40 on: 24 June, 2011, 10:04:08 »
WOW. just saw the pic with a whole row of tuck shop sweetie prize pinballs. They must date from the sixties, as I can remember pestering for money from mum dad nan or whoever to have a go on them. GREEN AMBER RED GREEN AMBER RED GREEEEEEEN. Wahoo a roll of sweets. So addictive was possibly bordering legality. Gotta get down to Teignmouth sometime for the nostalgia blast. Many thanks to the poster.

Hi mate,

Yes, these must be from the early 60's although I have never been able to find any hard and fast date. They have lasted due too their simplicity and after all, they were hand made to last. Al's later comment on Refreshers being dished out is coorect. Well, it has been like that for some considerable time.

Absolutely great fun, even if you spend a couple of quid just to get a packet of sweets! But this is the thing - you walk away genuinely being amused! It's not really about the prize. We have had a few lucky 'streaks' to coin a phrase and walked out with a pocket full on occasion! I have had a packet or two floating about in the car for a few weeks after we go down. They always make me smile!!

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Re: Teignmouth Pier
« Reply #41 on: 25 June, 2011, 10:45:50 »
WOW. just saw the pic with a whole row of tuck shop sweetie prize pinballs. They must date from the sixties, as I can remember pestering for money from mum dad nan or whoever to have a go on them. GREEN AMBER RED GREEN AMBER RED GREEEEEEEN. Wahoo a roll of sweets. So addictive was possibly bordering legality. Gotta get down to Teignmouth sometime for the nostalgia blast. Many thanks to the poster.

Hi mate,

Yes, these must be from the early 60's although I have never been able to find any hard and fast date. They have lasted due too their simplicity and after all, they were hand made to last. Al's later comment on Refreshers being dished out is coorect. Well, it has been like that for some considerable time.

Absolutely great fun, even if you spend a couple of quid just to get a packet of sweets! But this is the thing - you walk away genuinely being amused! It's not really about the prize. We have had a few lucky 'streaks' to coin a phrase and walked out with a pocket full on occasion! I have had a packet or two floating about in the car for a few weeks after we go down. They always make me smile!!

 :)

Me too, not keen on them myself, the sweets that is....but just have to play these when I go in. Anais loves any sweets so i am always popular for a couple of minutes when i win her some sweets:d

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Re: Teignmouth Pier
« Reply #42 on: 25 June, 2011, 12:16:58 »
Ha, Lol, nor me!!

This is why we have had some lingering in the car at times! - Henry likes them but Im not a fan!! Still good fun to have a go though.
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