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Started by malj1, August 06, 2014, 05:58:11 AM

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This episode of Dads Army shows a few amusement machines in the background, with use of the Crane machine in particular, in the amusement arcade at the end of the pier in Warmington-on-Sea.

I wonder what was the true location of this pier.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Afrasi

Quote from: malj1 on August 06, 2014, 05:58:11 AMI wonder what was the true location of this pier.

Bournemouth?

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Here are the film locations.

Peter
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malj1

That places it to the Britannia Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.

A bimetal token is known from there, a modern piece.

Britannia Pier Rides Great Yarmouth rev. 1 TOKEN 30.9mm
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

andyg

Quote from: malj1 on August 06, 2014, 05:58:11 AM
This episode of Dads Army shows a few amusement machines in the background, with use of the Crane machine in particular, in the amusement arcade at the end of the pier in Warmington-on-Sea.

Are the machines from the appropriate time?
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

Quote from: malj1 on August 06, 2014, 02:23:44 PM
That places it to the Britannia Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.

A bimetal token is known from there, a modern piece.

Britannia Pier Rides Great Yarmouth rev. 1 TOKEN 30.9mm

According to this site -
Britannia Pier, Lowestoft (just a little down the coast)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

malj1

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Quote from: andyg on August 06, 2014, 07:09:06 PM
Are the machines from the appropriate time?

Yes they are exactly as I remember them from the fifties.

Quote from: andyg on August 06, 2014, 07:16:06 PM
According to this site -
Britannia Pier, Lowestoft (just a little down the coast)

Apparently that is wrong. According to this site Great Yarmouth is correct.

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Lowerstoft Lifeboat Shed and Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth were both used in the location scenes in 'Menace From the Deep'. Lowerstoft Lifeboat Shed was used for the scene where Mainwaring, Wilson and Frazer were getting in the boat and Britannia Pier was used for the final scene where the platoon shoot at the floating mine
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

malj1

Here is a British Pathe Film showing Great Yarmouth 1974

Here apart from Britannia pier at Great Yarmouth, both Bottons and Joyland get a mention.

Botton issued two two tokens: BOTTONS PLEASURE BEACH GREAT YARMOUTH 1 TOKEN, one in brass the other in S/Steel; both 26.7mm.

Joyland's token simply states: JOYLAND and NO CASH VALUE  steel 24mm.

Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

malj1

Here is an early postcard showing a group of machines on Ryde pier. This little group would be worth a small fortune today.  ;D

Ryde Pier is an early 19th-century pier serving the town of Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. It is the oldest seaside pier.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

malj1

Top Ten Penny arcade machine, circa 1962, made by Jamieson's of Bridlington.

Youtube video
Malcolm
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