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roy one

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Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Reply #429 on: September 07, 2017, 08:58:44 AM »

iv found a photo of the bit of the soho where the café was iv put a red mark it has been over 50 odd years ago so I might not have the spot right


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Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Reply #430 on: September 07, 2017, 01:20:04 PM »
Roy,

I have no personal knowledge of this place, so I can only go by the directory's. They put the Riviera at 197 Soho Road, next door to Broadmead's that stood at 199-201 Soho Rd on the corner of Nineveh Road. It opened c1962 and closed c1966 during those years it expanded into 195 as Riviera Catering the premises closed when the corner of Nineveh Road was demolished and replaced with new shops.

Anyway that puts the Riviera at No 197 right behind the traffic light next door to Broadmead's
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Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Reply #431 on: September 07, 2017, 01:23:10 PM »

thanks phil
                      its a long time since 1962 and the brain does get it wrong now and then but I was not to far out just a few shops away O0
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« Reply #432 on: September 08, 2017, 02:12:51 PM »
Townie ,from what I can remember,I used to deliver  Pushers and Slider machines for a Co,called Harry Levy Amusment Machines in Ramsgate Kent.Any very old Flippers and such I used take back to a Co in BURTON on TRENT.Cant remember their name now but you could try looking in that direction they might still be around

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« Reply #433 on: September 08, 2017, 03:07:17 PM »
Thanks Edmund  O0
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« Reply #434 on: September 08, 2017, 06:49:13 PM »
Townie its in the Maltings still in Burton,it's called INSPIRED gaming ltd ,still there after all these years.last went in88 take care edmund. O0 O0

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Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Reply #435 on: September 08, 2017, 07:14:52 PM »


I think most of us used cafes when we were young, no doubt played on the pinball machines, but can you remember the machines that you had to get 3,4 or 5 balls in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally to win free games? Do you know if these machines were called by a different name than pinball? I have been looking everywhere for one but cant find any.   




they are called bally pinballs




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Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Reply #436 on: September 08, 2017, 07:21:33 PM »

one more a six carder


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Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Reply #437 on: September 08, 2017, 07:35:42 PM »
When I worked at Harry Levys I used to make the machines with the crane grab, Do not have a go on these the owners can set their own pressure on the crane grab,so it does not matter how you try,9times out of 10 you can't win

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« Reply #438 on: September 08, 2017, 07:52:02 PM »
Yes those are the ones Roy, still looking for a place that sells them. Found plenty of pinball machines for sale but they are asking ridiculous  money.
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Re: Cafe's & Coffee Bar's
« Reply #439 on: September 08, 2017, 07:54:05 PM »

When I worked at Harry Levys I used to make the machines with the crane grab, Do not have a go on these the owners can set their own pressure on the crane grab,so it does not matter how you try,9times out of 10 you can't win




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