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Re: Current List of Old Penny Arcades

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:28 pm
by chris roadhog
Old Penny Memories on stand by and ready to go, subject to a good position being offered.

Penny machine arcades

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:04 pm
by jimmycowman
Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Is there a topic (can't find it) of active working penny arcades around the country. Would it be possible to have its own category on the start up menu?

Re: Penny machine arcades

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:00 pm
by treefrog
It is under the Archive section under locations....PM updated the list last year

https://pennymachines.co.uk/archive/locations/

Re: Penny machine arcades

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:33 pm
by pennymachines
And updated again a few days ago to mark Darren's Botany Bay arcade as 'now closed' and an update on the status of Clive's operations. News expected soon of a new vintage arcade... |/XX\|

Re: Current List of Old Penny Arcades

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:09 pm
by mr merrivale
Please could you add my second arcade to the list it is at Miniature World, Wroxham, Norfolk.

Re: Current List of Old Penny Arcades

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:25 pm
by JC
Peter, I think it's already listed - on page 2

Re: Current List of Old Penny Arcades

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:43 pm
by pennymachines
It is - I think you posted it yourself Peter. :!?!:
The order is alphabetical.

Re: Current List of Old Penny Arcades

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:19 pm
by mr merrivale
Thanks guys. Old age setting in.

Re: Current List of Old Penny Arcades

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:13 am
by malcymal
Okay, well it's not strictly an old penny arcade but you can find the following machines in this arcade.' Pagham Beach Amusements PO21 3FA' Is run by Dean. His father Joe passed away a few years back and they were in the trade since the '50s.

Six Bally Gold Award bandits paying out the gold award for trade of goods.
Plethora of other Bally one up bandits, Lucky Twins, Lucky Strike etc.
Brenco ring vendors (two, one in the arcade and one in the cafe)
Streets Wheel Em In - Seventies model (yellow).
Streets Colorama - Big tennis ball on a roulette style wheel, blue/red pays 2, green 4, yellow 6 and white 10, place bet and wait.
Bally small flipper pinball.
Indoor alley bowling game, sixties.

For those into the later nudge nudge type machines, some classic up down nudgers from the early '80s. Of course lots of other modern machines too and coin pushers, games etc. If you are in the Bognor area it's worth a visit (just to play the Streets Wheel Em In is cool) and Dean is very friendly and can chat to you about your interests. His family's cafe in same strip is very good and you can look at the sea too. Generally open in the holiday seasons.

Re: Current List of Old Penny Arcades

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:26 pm
by 13rebel
Love playing the Colourama and Wheel Em In (when they are working). Last year Dean had a number of Bally gold awards on 2p play for sale at £100 each, non working but good chrome. I suspect they are still available. Still enjoy getting the gold award position and being able to choose a gift of your choice from the sliding glass cabinet above the machines. As Malc says, good cafe, also a 'bucket and spade' shop. It's a small resort but has a certain old feel charm.