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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.

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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. :!?!:

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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