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Where was this arcade?

Postby coppinpr » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:13 am

Anyone know where this UK arcade was please? (nice jukebox)
I also just found the second photo and the wording struck me as a bit... unreal?
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Re: Where was this arcade?

Postby brigham » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:07 pm

Swansea Pier. (I didn't know Swansea had a pier. Mumbles, perhaps.)
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Re: Where was this arcade?

Postby atticbrowser » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:37 pm

I was wondering if the phrase ‘take a shock and look pleasant’ wasn’t a claim that the electricity would improve your appearance. Rather it was a challenge to see if you could keep a cheerful face while you received the shock. ‘Look pleasant’ was a phrase often used by Victorian and Edwardian studio photographers when posing their clients.

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Re: Where was this arcade?

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:17 pm

With absolutely no evidence to offer, I saw a photo very like that arcade in a book I was thumbing through in a shop. It claimed to be Brighton.
Looks like Bryans Magic machine on the right.

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Re: Where was this arcade?

Postby coin-op » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:09 pm

Hunstanton; seem to recall it being a Francis frith photo

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Re: Where was this arcade?

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:18 pm

Well at least we're on the same island.

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Re: Where was this arcade?

Postby bryans fan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:22 pm

badpenny wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:17 pm

Looks like Bryans Magic machine on the right
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Or a Bryans clock!


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