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Vintage Arcades & Slot Machines

I hope you enjoy your trip back in time to the long gone days of the British seaside old penny arcades.
If anyone has any pre 1970 photos/holiday snaps showing the old machines and arcades of yesteryear, and would like to share them with the visitor of this website,
I would be happy to post them here for you,just send me an email and I will get back to you.
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KNIGHTS AMUSEMENTS

1950s Bexhill-on-Sea








THE CASINO CAFE

1950s Brighton




Brighton West Pier Arcade 1901




Brighton West Pier Arcade 1960s




A very sad West Pier Arcade in 1999
This photo is from the DVD Brightons west pier tour 1999 to 2006
by kind permission of Dumpman Films, full details can be found on our links page.




Peter Pan's Arcade Brighton 1960s








Playing an Oliver Whales WIN-A-CHEW Allwin

1950s? Location Unknown







A.M.S.Trade Stand 1960s

Photograph by kind permission of Freddy Bailey.







Playing Electro-mechanical pinballs

Late 1960s? Location Unknown







Stephen Watts Cafe

1930s The Links Whitley Bay







PLAZA ARCADE
*** Possibly the first arcade ever owned by Peter & Oliver Whales?? ***

Now Thought to be in Clacton on Sea 1930s?

Photograph Copyright Mrs H.Esson



Oliver Whales & White Trade Stand 1950s







Swansea Pier Arcade 1945







Hastings Pier 1920s



Close up of the machines 1920s





White Rock Baths Hastings 1910



Arcade machines Hastings 1960s

Thanks to Joy Jefferson for the photo







What Did The Butler See? C1910
Location unknown







Mutoscopes & Attendant C1920s?
Location unknown







Acker Bilk Playing the Machines
Margate Pier 1960



Blow Ball Machine
Margate Pier 1960s



Queing For The Ladies??
Margate Pier 1930s







Fletchers RENDEZVOUS cafe

Herne Bay 1950s.





Fletchers as it is today 60 years later

Herne Bay 2013.







Inside Fletchers?? Arcade

Herne Bay 1963s.





Joe Fletchers Arcade Lickey Hills 1921









Herne Bay Pier

W.H.Dunsfords Novelty Centre 1930s.





The Refreshments Room

Herne Bay Pier 1930s









Parkers Black Cat Arcade

Rhyl 1950s.


Photograph Copyrite Mr.Brian Parker.


Parkers Trade Stand

1957







Grand Pier Amusements

Western Super-Mare 1930s.


Photograph Copyrite Mr.Alan Burnett.



Grand Pier

Western Super-Mare 1910.





Pier Amusements

Western Super-Mare 1960s.








Morecambe Central Pier 1940s




The Don Cafe Morecambe Pier 1940s




Morecambe West Pier 1927




Winter Garden Arcade Morecambe 1920s








Llandudno Pier 1935



Looking down on Llandudno Pier 1930s

Can you see the cast iron machine, left out in all weathers!!



Llandudno Pier 1960s


Note the Roll a Coin type machine to the left








Skegness Pier 1927








Thompsons Pleasure Land Skegness 1940s








Ryde Pier 1908 isle of wight







Ryde Pier 1920 isle of wight





Shanklin Pier isle of wight 1960s





Ventnor Pier isle of wight 1880s









Bournemouth Pier 1950

two American sailors playing cricket




Enterance to Bournemouth Pier 1915








St Annes Pier Arcade late 1950s








Southend-on-sea 1890s


a row of cast iron machines in the distance.





Amusement Arcade

Shore Terrace Dundee 1960s








Joyland Arcade

Bridlington Late 1960s




Steve Burgin's FUN CITY Arcade

Bridlington Late 1920s

Sadley demolished in 1999

This photo was kindly donated by Reptile House @ Facebook , Bridlington the good old days








The four photos above & the two photos below were kindly donated by Mr Geoff Gibson of Bridlington

They show The Bay View & North Cliff amusement Arcades that were owned by the Gibson family

The Gibsons started operating in Bridlington in 1923









The Pie in Hand Arcade

Mablethorpe 1950s



Outside View of The Pie in Hand Arcade

Mablethorpe 1920/30s

 Photo's thanks to Robert Rowland


Mablethorpe Arcade (outside view) 1960s



Mablethorpe Arcade (inside view) 1960s



Mablethorpe Passtimes Amusements 1930s



Mablethorpe Jacksons Amusements 1960s


Photo by kind permission of Valerie Wright








Andrews Amusement Arcade

Canvey Island 1930s





Andrews Amusement Arcade

Canvey Island 1950








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The Palace Amusement Arcade

New Brighton Merseyside 1930s



The Palace 1960s






The Black Cat Arcade

Towyn Nr. Abergele 1960s






Amusement Arcade

California Nr Great Yarmouth 1960s






Great Missenden Fair

1960s


Photograph Copyrite Jack Leeson.




Battersea Funfair Arcade

1960s









Amusements in Sheringham 1960s


thanks to Jim Witherspoon for the Photographs.




A Night At The Funfair

Rye 1963







Bandits on the pier

Location unknown 1960s







Jamieson's Trade Stand

1960s



Jamieson's Trade Stand

Alexandrea Palace 1977



Jamieson's Rotolite & Electrodart machines

1959-1963


All Photographs Copyrite Mr.Ian Jamieson





Blackpool on the Prom

1946



The Bee Amusement Arcade Blackpool

1941



Fortune Wheel Blackpool

1946



On Blackpool Pier

1935

See the Vulcan the Robot fortune teller in the background



Blackpool North Pier Fire September 1921

You can see the smoke billowing round a group of cast iron machines, Were they lost in the fire????




Blackpool Pleasure Beach 1930s




One of the many Arcades on Blackpool Pleasure Beach 1939




A Rare Photo of The Blackpool Tower Arcade 1930s






Sea Front Amusements at Jaywick

1960s





W.E.Bryans Trade Stand

1973





Chicago Automatic Supply Co Trade Stand

1959
Photograph Copyrite Mr.Alan Burnett





A Typical Pier Arcade Location Unknown

1940s?
Photograph Copyrite Mr.Dave Geeson





The Windmill Arcade Scarborough


Demolished in the early 1960s.



The Underground Arcade at Gala Land Scarborough


Closed Down in the 1960s.



Catlins Arcadia Scarborough 1920s







Birnbeck Pier Western Supermare 1920s



Birnbeck Pier At Its Peak



Birnbeck Pier As It Is Today







Canvey Island Arcades 1960.



A Close Up Outside The Casino Arcade 1960







Sunny Holt Caravan Park Arcade

Brean 1960s







Clacton Pier 1920s







Folkestone Victoria Pier 1925



Penny Weighing Machine Victoria Pier Folkstone 1930







Small Wooden Arcade on the Beach
Newhaven 1950s







Eenies Amusements & Pastimes Amusements
Redcar 1960s







Redcar Pier
Redcar 1930s







A night time scene location unknown
London 1930s







St Leonards Pier 1909




FUNLAND ARCADE St Leonards 1969







Eastbourn Pier 1930s







The Arcade on Fleetwood Pier 1930s







Machines on Ramsgate's East Promenade 1930s







"Uncle" Bill Tolley's Arcade

The High Street West Bromwich 1930s







Cast Iron Mutoscopes on Worthing Pier.1930s







3 Nice Cast Iron Machines behind crowd.1930s?

Location Unknown







See the cast iron machines & the "Tiny" arcade buildings
filled with what the butler saw machines.


A nice selection of cast iron machines in the distance

photo by kind permission of Steve Lawrence


SOUTHAMPTON PIER 1930s







Children Playing the Sweetie Allwin Machines

SWANAGE PIER 1957







THE OLYMPIA ARCADE CLEVELEYS IN 1947 MASONS AUTOMATICS TRADE STAND IN BLACKPOOL 1965



THE OLYMPIA AS IT IS TODAY ****2015 WILL BE THEIR 70th ANNIVERSARY ****


All photos by kind permission of Micheal Mason







A NICE CAST IRON MACHINE STANDING NEXT TO COLWYN BAY PIER 1930s







WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at SEATONS ARCADE HARTLEPOOL 1950s







A NICE SELECTION OF MACHINE at PERRENPORTH 1960s







Shields Grand National

Photo copyrite of Margaret Shields

A horse race themed pin table for 18 seated players. This machine was first operated by the Shield family at the Festival of Britain in Battersea Park in 1951.
Later it was taken to White City Onchan head on the Isle of Man where it remained until 1960





Thought to an arcade in Felixstow 1963











I hope you enjoy your trip back in time to the long gone days of the British seaside old penny arcades

If anyone has any pre 1970 photos/holiday snaps showing the old machines and arcades of yester year, and would like to share them with the visitor of this website,
I would be happy to post them here for you,just send me an email and I will get back to you.
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