General vintage slot machine related topics.
mr merrivale
Posts: 70
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:08 pm

Sad news

Postby mr merrivale » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:28 pm

You may have heard, if not, it is with great sadness that my freind and owner of Wookey Hole, including the large old penny arcade, Gerry Cottle passed away yesterday.
A larger than life operator and will be sadly missed by all.

User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 3930
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

Re: Sad news

Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:04 pm

Did not know him and never went to his arcade, but very sad, another victim of this pesky virus causing us all to go mad. :!?!:

User avatar
badpenny
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6495
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: East Midlands

Re: Sad news

Postby badpenny » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:05 pm

:#:

User avatar
bryans fan
Posts: 660
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 10:15 pm
Location: Somerset

Re: Sad news

Postby bryans fan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:12 pm

Very sad news indeed. I just heard today. I met Gerry a few times over the years at auctions, and have visted Wookey before and since Gerry took over. He did a great job of injecting new life into Wookey. I especially enjoyed the area devoted to clowns. The Arcade was always good fun. Great loss.

User avatar
dickywink
Posts: 57
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:50 pm

Re: Sad news

Postby dickywink » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:36 am

Very sad news ... a great showman and a great Character
I would greatly recommend reading his book ... "confessions of a showman" a great, entertaining, shocking and very funny read...



all the best ... Dicky

User avatar
arrgee
Posts: 1142
Joined: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:56 am
Location: North Wiltshire

Re: Sad news

Postby arrgee » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:51 pm

Yes, very sad.
For those who have not been to Wookey Hole, a few pics of this lovely arcade, taken about 5 years ago
IMG_0250A.jpg
IMG_0259A.jpg
IMG_0265A.jpg
IMG_0268A.jpg
IMG_0269A.jpg
IMG_0282A.jpg
IMG_0283A.jpg
IMG_0285A.jpg

cheeky
Posts: 487
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:19 pm
Location: North East Essex

Re: Sad news

Postby cheeky » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:50 pm

I have just seen this post. How dreadfully sad. I met Gerry on a few occasions. Another legend leaves us. Sincere condolences Peter and to those who knew him. His legacy lives on.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mr merrivale and 3 guests