Penny arcade on TV

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Hi all
Channel 5 has just confirmed Monday 28th June at 8pm for my Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade. Happy watching.
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Just put it on record ready. 👍
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...... got the popcorn and choc ices ready.
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mr merrivale wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:37 pm Hi all
Channel 5 has just confirmed Monday 28th June at 8pm for my Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade. Happy watching.
Well done Pete, look forward to it!!!
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Looking forward to seeing it. Let's hope they do not move the date again.
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Looking forward to watching, Mr Merrivale.
Two weeks ago I had a similar experience and hope that you enjoyed it as much as me.

The BBC paid a visit to the Ditchburn Jukebox Museum to shoot a segment for the Antiques Roadtrip and discuss the History of the first British Jukebox. Never been so nervous in my whole life... but a great experience. This should be on TV near the end of the year (no date confirmed yet).

It does make me wonder what impact all these different TV programs (including repair shop style) which include slot machines etc. will have on the prices of these machines. There definitely seems to be a resurgence in interest.
I think I have just blown my chances of buying a cheap Ditchburn Jukebox ever again. :)

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Hi Dicky
I think it's great that the TV companies are recognising the coin operated world for filming, as for many years we have been overlooked and I look forward to when you program is released. Happy filming one and all.
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Mr Merrivale
I totally agree... I am at an age (nearly 60) where I want to share our coin op history and heritage with the younger generation. My personal feeling is... it's pointless having a collection that no one can see, and it's great that the media are taking an interest. The great thing about our amusement machines is they will still be working in 200+ years time, and chances are the Xboxes and PlayStations won't be... Chris Black at Sound Leisure Jukeboxes explained to a young child that vintage Vinyl Jukeboxes are the equivalent of an iPod today... and the kid said ... "What's an iPod" ? You forget that the the new generation have skipped so many levels of technology that has happened rapidly over the last few years... it's been and gone... but our machines will live on for ever.

Anyway, I wish you all the best and look forward to visiting you some time this year. Even though I have lived in Lytham Lancs for the last 25+ years, I am Norwich born and bred "Bor" lived in North Walsham for 10 years and spent a lot of time in Gt Yarmouth. My childhood memories are Jacko (Fossett) and Little Billy at the Circus, or on the Snails and Tubs in Joyland and of course the Merrivale model village. Great memories... great town... Great Yarmouth. :D

all the best ... Dicky
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Mr Merrivale
My last post... It made me think a bit about Jacko and little Billy... so did a search and this came up... 2 for 1 :D Made my day.

jacko 1.jpg

all the best ... dicky
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Just watched it, superb!
You must have been impressed with that.
I hope you have a lot of visitors because of the exposure!

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