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sweetmeats
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Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection

Postby sweetmeats » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:17 pm

Here are some of the photos that I have from Pocklington penny arcade when Jon Gresham owned and ran it.
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moonriver
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Re: Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection

Postby moonriver » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 pm

lovely, I remember visiting

sweetmeats
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Re: Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection

Postby sweetmeats » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:04 pm

Some more.
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Re: Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection

Postby ddstoys » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:34 am

Some nice old machines in there.

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Re: Photos from the Pocklington Museum collection

Postby moonriver » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:24 pm

I think the reason it wasn't particularly successful is that you couldn't play the majority of the machines, only look at them, and it was in a small market town, not a high footfall tourist location. Also, at the time the machines were relatively cheap to buy.

Paul Daniels went on to co-own, for a short while, the oldest pay-to-enter tourist attraction in England, since 1630, Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.


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