It is with fond memories that I write to you all. I used to be a "Peter Simper" engineer. We worked in Milk Street, Bath and I mainly covered the South West Area. Let me start with a few people that of course Mr Peter Simper Senior a genuine gentleman, and his wife. In my days he had a Ferrari. Peter Simper Junior his son, ran 'round in a Lotus Cortina.
Please may I ask if any of my old colleagues wish to get in touch, Please feel free to come into my facebook KickingDonkey Eagle. I enjoyed my life working for Peter Simpers. I will list people that I knew and then the Fruit Machines and Juke Boxes I worked with. Chris Powell, a great guy and his wife Maureen; Bud Holly, workshop Manager; Roger Gately, sales; Reg Thorn, research and development; two carpenters; store man Roy... other engineers; John Cowley; Joaby- Dave Powell.; Ann Haris. Peter Simper senior's secretary used to live next door to me at 17 Kenningtoon Road, Lower Weston. I lived at number 18! Johnny....?.. a collector; Ian .... young lad from Foxcombe Rd; I remember Billy Goodchild, customer, had many arcades throughout the South West.
Machines: Jennings One Arm Bandits, Bally Gold Award club machines, Rowe AMI Juke Boxes, the little Cadet, many pin-tables. I had a natural aptitude with fault diagnoses and repairs. I loved the job. I have had a good life since, and retired from a company that I founded called Alert Systems, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. I was founder member and Technical Director. A local businessman, Terry Brake, joined me and pushed the company forward. I live in a beautiful area in the Philippines now, retired, I am 65. It is always hot here and always fiestas and parties. Please feel free to contact me, sincerely.....Martin Pegrum