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Started by malj1, February 19, 2014, 06:42:59 AM

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malj1

WATERMOUTH CASTLE 10 DEVONS HAPPY CASTLE rev. GNOMELAND DEVONIA 10 GNOLDS 10 Brass 27.8mm

A ride token from Gnomeland at Watermouth Castle Theme Park Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, Devon.

Explore Gnomeland and discover the secret world of the little people.  ;D

Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

malj1

Spotted another on eBay - presumably one GNOLD

The seller say £10 postage!   ::)  ...so not this time.  :o
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

capnbirdseye

Gnome news is good news & I guess there's no place like gnome  ;D ;D
Vic

malj1

A nice example of the Gnold has found a new gnome home.

WATERMOUTH CASTLE DEVONS HAPPY CASTLE rev. GNOMELAND DEVONIA GNOLD Brass 25.3mm

Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

ZYV

My publications on numismatics and history of Golden Horde  https://independent.academia.edu/ZayonchkovskyYuru

malj1

Believed to be a token for ride at the theme park, for attractions such as a carousel, many of this type of token can be obtained from a machine at locations in the theme parks.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

ZYV

Thank You for the answer!

And what about "denomination" - 1 or 10 gnold?
My publications on numismatics and history of Golden Horde  https://independent.academia.edu/ZayonchkovskyYuru

malj1

Can't help much more, I am 10,000 miles from the castle!

Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park, North Devon.

Watermouth Castle was built in 1825 by Arthur Davie Basset for his bride Harriet. It is worth noting that the Basset's are recorded in the Domesday Book, having come to Britain with William the Conqueror.

The existing evidence of a labyrinth of tunnels and fortification for the Harbour opposite suggests a smugglers haven. The legendary Smugglers' Tunnel is believed to have been blocked up in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century.

The family apartments, kitchen and dairy, show that around 40 domestics were employed in the running of this Victorian Estate.

The last descendant of the Basset family moved from Watermouth Castle to Scotland around 1945 and the Castle then had a number of different owners. During that time  the building and gardens, and they consequently began to deteriorate.

Then in 1977 the near derelict Castle was bought by Richard Haines and his family, who with a bit of foresight, a lot of hard work and unfaltering dedication turned into what it has become today.

The Castle was turned by them into an amusement centre.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Figleaf

My guess is that clients would be given a choice of packages on entry, including a number of pieces in different denominations. Rides would have a different price, so clients could spend their pieces on a few expensive rides or many cheap rides. Disney California had a similar system in the seventies, but with paper tickets.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

ZYV

Why do You think that it's a "ride token"?
My publications on numismatics and history of Golden Horde  https://independent.academia.edu/ZayonchkovskyYuru

Figleaf

It's a US pleasure park term, the same as "attraction" in UK English. It's a separate unit of the park, like a ghost house (haunted mansion, in Disney terms) or a roller coaster (miner's train in Disneyspeak).

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

ZYV

I understand, I didn't know the term, thank You very for information!
My publications on numismatics and history of Golden Horde  https://independent.academia.edu/ZayonchkovskyYuru