Playland Fun Park, Stourport

Started by malj1, November 30, 2014, 10:41:21 AM

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malj1

Playland Fun Park is situated on the banks of the River Severn, in the historical town of Stourport-on-Severn.

The majority of the rides and attractions take tokens, which can be purchased from one of the conveniently located token machines within Playland Fun Park. Tokens are 50 pence each.

Pre-decimal 6d PLAYLAND consimilar Cu-Ni 19mm, Hayes 309.1 and PLAYLAND rev. EUROCOIN TM LONDON brass 21.3mm, Hayes 309.4

Along with image from page of current tokens; uncertain of the Hayes ref. numbers of these.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

FosseWay

I grew up about 10 miles from there and never knew it existed...

Great that you've been able to nail down the location of some essentially anonymous tokens - there must have been any number of amusement parks through the ages and in several countries called "Playland" and getting the right one can be hard.

malj1

It seems fairly certain as the steel piece in the image on the web page is listed with the others in Hayes and described as: # 309.5 PLAYLAND within a raised circle/no rim. Rev. Blank with raised circle. Steel/25mm

So we just need to confirm the size to be sure; the brass ones appear to be not listed but of course are very similar just a different metal.

So next time you are near Stourport.....
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

malj1

Possibly the one in the first image are in fact the steel ones listed, hard to be sure from this photo?
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.