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Offline Big Kev

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Newly visited attractions
« on: 09 April, 2012, 23:04:18 »
Hi guys,

Apologies for the lack of posting recently as Ive been very tied up with work and more recently taking a break in Devon. Suffice to say for those of you into your vintage coin op machines, I have a two further locations I will be writing about over the coming week.

Wookey Hole Caves - (yes, I know - Caves!!) Probably the largest 'penny' arcade in Great Britain!! I havn't counted yet but over 100 machines I reckon! I'm pretty sure I photographed EVERYTHING! From allwin type games to 1930's cranes - fortune tellers to old pushers (original Penny Falls / Cromptons Grand Canyon) - one arm bandits, rotary machines, hockey games, working models etc etc.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre - The absolute history of our travelling showman and the rides / attractions they travelled. The only 'working' museum of it's types in the UK. Vintage rides, artifacts, vehicles etc + old travelling arcade with many old machines. I have even found a 3rd Brenco Wheel Of Fortune!!

As I said, I will put some more up about these two fantastic places soon.

On a side note - Teignmouth Pier where I regularly visit has had a bit of an internal facelift!!

Fear not - all the classic games we know and love are all still there! Viva Espana, Las Vegas 6, Cops n Robbers, etc + Bally bandits, BF Electros - Brenco Skee Roll & Head n Tails etc etc
Updated pics to follow on this place too!

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Offline Mr P

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Re: Newly visited attractions
« Reply #1 on: 10 April, 2012, 03:46:25 »
WOW!

Look forward to this!

I almost dropped my DC (diet coke - not that it works) when I read about the Pier! Phew the classic machines are still there as I hope to visit there soon on my next day off, this is scheduled for 2032.  ::)

So ANOTHER wheel of fortune...WOW! Well it wouldn't matter if you found another 20 Kev, to think YOU have one in your own home is the business.

Looking forward to all the pics....

We need some good topics on here!  ;D


Offline DaddyAl84

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Re: Newly visited attractions
« Reply #2 on: 10 April, 2012, 13:43:50 »
Good update Kev, Im looking forward to seeing the pics and write up on these locations.

Funnily enough I am down in teignmouth this weekend so glad to here the old pier still has the last few classics on the floor

Offline Big Kev

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Re: Newly visited attractions
« Reply #3 on: 10 April, 2012, 19:23:35 »
It may be somewhere that Ive been going to for years and somewhere where I know the machines inside out but I would be truely heartbroken when these machines finally go.

The saving grace is that the owners do intend to keep them and they do maintain them (of sorts - it's time staking work - the pier in general that is!)

What brings you down there at the weekend mate? short break?

I wish I could go back again!  :(
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Offline Tommy c

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Re: Newly visited attractions
« Reply #4 on: 12 April, 2012, 15:56:00 »
Looking forward to seeing some pics :)

 

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