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by nick6969
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Brenco Literature and 1983 Barrys Auction Listings
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: Brenco Literature and 1983 Barrys Auction Listings

It was a huge auction with local people wanting a piece of their childhood mixing with dealers from all over the UK , the total money raised from the auction was just over 14k, 1983 prices!! I have a video of the auction.
by nick6969
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Brenco Literature and 1983 Barrys Auction Listings
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Brenco Literature and 1983 Barrys Auction Listings

Brenco Literature and 1983 Barrys Auction Listings
by nick6969
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Brenco Swinging Swinger
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: Brenco Swinging Swinger

Were they stored 'out of use' at Barry's, then? If not, how did they escape the horror of decimalisation? Barrys Bangor operated from 1927 - Christmas 1982 in what was the Grand Hotel, built 1895. Minnie Delino (Chipperfield) owned and operated the arcade with her husband Jack. He passed away in 19...
by nick6969
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Brenco Swinging Swinger
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: Brenco Swinging Swinger

Thanks guys.
by nick6969
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from N. Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Hi from N. Ireland

Hi Nick and welcome to the forum. I've seen you on FB recently. Your Swinger is a blast from the past! I've not seen one for over 50 years. BP :cool: Thanks Badpenny for that , yes have put photos of my machines on F/B recently they always evoke memories for people , my Swinger was made around 1967...
by nick6969
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from N. Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Hi from N. Ireland

Oh! Bangor, Co. Down, then? I love those seaside towns, they're so much like the Yorkshire ones were in the '60s. ...And the Fry at the Strand Bakery in Newcastle is amazing! Welcome to the Forum. You're in the right place! Yes Bangor Co.Down indeed , you're right the seaside towns here very like t...
by nick6969
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from N. Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Hi from N. Ireland

Hello everyone, I'm Nicky from Bangor N. Ireland. Been building a small collection recently.
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by nick6969
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Brenco Swinging Swinger
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: Brenco Swinging Swinger

16865135_728527267325254_2728784290787766798_n.jpg 80709951_1273721716149176_4763856473501466624_o.jpg Bottom photo is the sister machine of my Brenco Swinger. Both were sold together and bought by the same person at auction in 1983. This one resides in a local bar. Top photo is the auction in Barr...
by nick6969
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Brenco Swinging Swinger
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: Brenco Swinging Swinger

It is indeed as much fun to play as a 57 year old as it was when I was 11 or 12 !! The sound on payout is a bit like machine-gun fire. I remember the sound used to reverberate around the arcade.