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mr merrivale
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Sad news

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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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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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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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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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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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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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