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Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby gameswat » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:16 pm

Currently working on this machine and decided to look up the Canvey name plate for some history. Seems like it would've been a great place to visit in its heyday. And rather than guessing, very interesting to actually know the definite location for a change!
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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby badpenny » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Lot of social history there.
Canvey Island, England's Oil City, The Thames Delta :lol:

Dr Feelgood ...... and the amazing Wilko Johnson who sadly is on his way .... Cancer...... and is currently planning a goodbye tour.

This documentary was made a few years back and if I recall does show a bit of The Amusements but you may need the whole film.


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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby treefrog » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:11 pm

Well Gameswat, if you ever want to sell... I will be top of the list as I was brought up on Canvey and probably would have been there when this machine was hanging on the Casino wall.

Unfortunately, they pulled down the Casino a few years ago, during the 1990s, and all the funfair rides went much earlier. I used to play on these as a kid and fondly remember the helter skelter. :(

.....Even worse, they have very recently built a horrible business parade in its place, totally out of place with the seafront. I believe the Swann family ran this place for many years...... Canvey was a hugely popular destination for Londoners before and just after the war and I remember in the '60s thousands turning up, filling the grass embankments with cars near the sea wall. The wall was lower then, but as the place is sinking, it has increased in height at least 3 times in the last 60 years.... My grandad refused to leave his house during the great floods of 1953...

It was a great place, more of a village, unlike now.....

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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby jingle » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:54 am

How old are you treefrog !PUZZLED!

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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby jonesthegarage » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:17 pm

I'd guess he's older than most frogs and younger than most trees.

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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby badpenny » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:27 pm

I remember him when he was a Sapling Tadpole

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Postby pennymachines » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:34 pm

How old does that make you BP? !PUZZLED!

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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby daveslot » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:06 pm

i did manage to get into here to buy some items, although others had beaten me to the choice bits, the rifle range had just gone :( . think i bought 20 jameison wall machines amongst other items, but got a chance to look everywhere, most of it was 1960/70s large arcade machines, not what i was interested in at the time so left em, got some pics somewhere of storage sheds
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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby badpenny » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:07 pm

I can remember when you could get four .......
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........... for a penny good or bad.

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PS I week ago I was Forty Nineteen.

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Re: Canvey Casino Double Six

Postby slotalot » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:20 pm

Gameswat wrote:Currently working on this machine and decided to look up the Canvey name plate for some history. Seems like it would've been a great place to visit in its heyday. And rather than guessing, very interesting to actually know the definite location for a change!
Hi Gameswat :D I have some photos of the Casino arcade at Canvey on my website, http://www.slotmachines.bravehost.com/page8.html this is where your machine came from !THUMBS!
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