Eight down, forty sevenish to go

I’m behind on my pier reports – I still have a report on Great Yarmouth the write. After yesterday I also have two others to report on – Cleethorpes and Skegness.

My orderly side says I should do Yarmouth first and the other two in turn. Another side says I should write up the most recent visits while they are still fresh in my mind.

And yet another part of me says I should review another piers book, or even write about something completely different so that I don’t become a pier bore.

The picture at the top is a flattened penny from the machine on the pier. This is what the other side looks like.

Squashed penny - reverse

Squashed penny – reverse

The trick with squashing pennies is to use a dirty one so that traces of the design show up and make things a bit more interesting.

For now I’ll leave you with that, as I need to get to work on the other posts. I put up a 1966 medallion for auction today.

1966 medallion - Jules Rimet still gleaming...

1966 medallion – Jules Rimet still gleaming…

World Cup Willie - sounds like some sort of repetitive strain injury you get from too much celebrating

World Cup Willie – sounds like some sort of repetitive strain injury you get from too much celebrating

The medallion is only 30mm across in real life.

Then, in a new low for quality standards, I put a lot of 100 National Transport tokens up for sale. I have no pride.

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12 thoughts on “Eight down, forty sevenish to go

  1. Laurie Graves

    So many piers, so little time. Still, someone must be the judge of the fish and chips. Actually, it sounds exactly like my kind of project.

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  2. Andrew Petcher

    I remember World Cup Willie. The interesting thing about him was that he wore a Union Flag shirt as though England were representing the whole of Great Britain. How nice was that? Wouldn’t happen now!

    Cleethorpes Pier is a disappointing attraction, just a fish and chip shop now!

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