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Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby pauljt71 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:53 pm

I have a great time yesterday visiting the old penny arcade in Great Yarmouth next to the model village. It is highly recommended as they have a great selection of machines. I have posted some pictures I took by kind permission of the arcade owner.

The place is a credit to the owners, clean, bright and very atmospheric. Interestingly this arcade had more people in it than the modern day one next door!
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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby dutchboy » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:49 pm

I can imagine you had a nice day indeed !!THUMBSX2!!. Last week here in hollandland there was a see saw machine for sale. But sadly they didn’t send more pictures after i asked for it.after that i lost interest.

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby mr merrivale » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:58 am

Thank you for your very kind review and so pleased you enjoyed my machines. It is very interesting that the old machines were more popular than the new ones next door.
I am sorry I was not there in person to meet you as I only go in three times a week to service the machines etc.
But I will always try and be there if you could let me know when you're planning to visit and talk slots and, of course, have a cup of tea.
Yours
Peter

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby arrgee » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:38 pm

Looks like a few more machines have been added since I was there last. A good arcade and well worth a visit if you are in the area. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby pauljt71 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:14 pm

mr merrivale wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:58 am
...I will always try and be there if you could let me know when you're planning to visit...
That would be great Peter. Be nice to meet you.

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby brigham » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:44 pm

Looking really good.
It's three years since I managed to visit. I may yet get over this season, once the hotels get going again.
I usually stay at the Blue Boar on Wroxham Road. I've not seen the Wroxham arcade yet; any pictures, anyone?
An observation: On more than one occasion, at the Merrivale arcade, I've overheard people commenting on the 'great old machines'...
... in the 'modern-day' arcade next door!

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby mr merrivale » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:57 pm

Please find some pictures of my number 2 arcade at Miniature World, Wroxham.
Hope this is of interest to you. It reopens this Thursday, but please check their web site for details in these strange times.
Peter
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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby arrgee » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:14 pm

A great collection of machines Peter, and a Showman's cased Pyramid as well, not too many of those around, am I right in thinking that the 'Jackpot' Allwin used to reside in the model village arcade.
Great to see all these machines together. **xXx**

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby mr merrivale » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:26 pm

I have two Jackpot allwins. The Yarmouth Jackpot is in store having a rest, plus ringing the changes.
I was going to open a third site, so have a fair few machines ready in store but the world changed in March so have put it on hold for the time being.

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Postby mr merrivale » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:36 pm

Bought this little lot ready for no3 arcade if I get round to opening, if things settle down in a year's time.

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Or I will use and mix in my two sites, but in store for the time being.


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