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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby cheeky » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:33 pm

daveslot wrote:yes :'(
Oh daveslot. Break it to me slowly. What happened and what did we miss?

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby treefrog » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:45 pm

jingle wrote:thats not true cheeky
there all sitting in a bonded warehouse on the edge of liverpool !!CHEERS!!
and there not going on a ship either !!STEER!!

i bleedin hope not anyway
i aint been there for a few months :!HELP:!

Jingles, does this men you have acquired them..... ;-) ......

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby jingle » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:21 pm

yep got that lot yonks ago,
and the 2 gunslinger's !!BANGBANG!!
they were never threw in a skip
as mentioned somewere on this site !THANKS!
they will all appear again one day
dont worry chaps /Hi5\

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby cheeky » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:29 pm

jingle wrote:yep got that lot yonks ago,
and the 2 gunslinger's !!BANGBANG!!
they were never threw in a skip
as mentioned somewere on this site !THANKS!
they will all appear again one day
dont worry chaps /Hi5\
Will we be seeing them operating in an arcade?

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby treefrog » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:30 pm

pennymachines wrote:JC recently sent me these interior and exterior images of Jack Beals' Amusement Arcade in Bay Road, somewhere in the UK, sometime shortly before the war. I can make out various mid thirties pintables, Buckley? diggers, rotary merchandiser and a Smash Hitler shooter. (Click images to enlarge). The large darts game is unfamiliar.

There's also a nice British arcade interior of a similar, possibly earlier period on Stig Hollegaard's tivoliautomater site.
Don't ask why I dug up this old thread, but I love a challenge to find where old arcades were located and what they look like now based on picture posted by PM. Jack Beale's Amusements is actually very local to me and I spent a lot of my childhood there (not the arcade) as I had family living in Harwich Essex. This is where Jack's Arcade was on the High Street and Bay Road....See a Picture from the late 50's and google earth today probably apt the arcade died and became a funeral parlour ....I reckon that street sign "Bay Road" is still the same
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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby moonriver » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:47 am

Bent Copper wrote:The review of the Pennies By The Sea book states that it is sad that so few photographs inside arcades exist, saying that they were rarely considered worthy of photographing.

I agree, but I think the real reason is because the owners didn't like people taking photographs inside their arcades. This is the reason why this aspect of social history has gone largely unrecorded and historic research is so difficult.

Unfortunately, this attitude still persists today. On three separate occasions I have been walking through modern arcades in Blackpool with a camera hanging around my neck (not an unusual thing to do in a town like Blackpool) and I have been accosted by some jumped-up member of staff shouting "Hey you can't bring that camera in here". In all cases, the lens cap was still on, and I had shown no intention of taking any photographs.

I don't know what they've got to hide. Perhaps they think that, by taking photographs of the machines, I will somehow be able to work out how to cheat and win a fortune off them.

As long as this blinkered attitude persists, the amusement arcades and machines will continue to go unrecorded for future generations.

What do you think?

On the subject of taking random photographs in amusement arcades , casinos, bookmakers or other gambling establishments most operators do not want their punters discouraged by others, ( usually not gambling), capturing images of them at play, even if by accident.
Whereas most punters playing old pennies on vintage penny machines may not be too fussed to be photographed , modern arcades also have high stakes machines and punters can play significant amounts. The last thing an operator wants is for a valued customer to be disturbed. This is the primary reason blanket 'no photos' rules exist.

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby ilovemyjukebox » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:55 am

A nice YZ Gum machine on show too..

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby pennymachines » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:29 pm

There are many images of British arcades (mostly traveling, mostly exteriors) at the National Fairground Archive. Here are some of the more interesting ones:

Ex Anderton and Rowland Switchback used as an arcade, circa 1930

Joe Fletcher's Burrell engine with arcade loads circa 1930

Postcard of Tom Boland Single Reelers on stands
"Supplied by Tom Boland, The Automatic Agency, 56a, Elland Road, Leeds 11, Yorkshire. Tel. Leeds 77326"

Keywoman Audrey Fletcher in arcade, 1948

Henry Thurston's Slot Machines, March 1955

Albert Holland's slot machines stall, 16 August 1958

W. Chadwick's arcade, 8 September 1958

Jones Brothers' arcade, 27 September 1958

Alf Payne's arcade circa 1960

Alf Payne's arcade circa 1960

Alf Payne's Casino arcade circa 1960

J. Mulhearn's arcade, 10 June 1960

T. Barker's Las Vegas Casino slot machines, Hearsall Common, 2 August 1960

John Hobson's arcade, 21 March 1961

C. Farrell's slot machine arcade, Bridge Meadow, 24 March 1962

R. Wilson's Automatic arcade, 28 April 1962

W. Abbott's Automatic arcade, 30 June 1962

Walter Scott's Autorama arcade, 17 August 1962

Walter Chadwick's arcade, Christmas 1963

J. Collins' arcade, 29 August 1964

C. Thurston and J. Farrar's Golden Nuggett arcade, Great Yarmouth, 4 September 1967

Pat Collins' Las Vegas Casino, Birmingham Onion Fair, 30 September 1967

Wilson's arcade, 1970s

B. Hill's arcade, 1971

Arcade at Stratford Rugby and Cricket Club Gala, Whit 1972

Watson-Hirst's round stall arcade, 1973

Percival's arcade, 1974

Penny Lane side stall arcade, August 1974

As above

Arcade, 1976

E.T. Studt's arcade, May 1978

Taylor's arcade, April 1979

Bell's arcade circa 1980

Walter Chadwick's arcade, 1981

Walter Chadwick's arcade, 1981

Walter Chadwick's arcade, 1981

Lace Brothers' Atkinson artic with arcade, 1981

E. Danter's arcade, March 1983

Ling's arcade, August 1983

Roger Tuby's arcade, September 1984

Arcade, September 1984

As above

Girls play Wheel 'Em In, 1986

Arcade, 23 August 1986

Arcade, June 1987

Joe Mulhearn's arcade, 9 September 1987
What are these lads up to?

Black Country Museum penny arcade, August 1990

Irvin's arcade, 9 September 1999

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby arrgee » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:03 am

There are some great nostalgic pics there Mr PM, it is striking to see in the photos how the arcades rapidly changed during the 70s/80s
What I find interesting is the great artwork above the entrances, and that, in many cases, has not changed in decades.

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Re: Arcade Photographs

Postby john t peterson » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:48 pm

I love the picture of the key woman, Ms. Fletcher, 1948. You just can't find women like that any more.

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