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#913693 - 5th Dec 2014 1:29am Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine
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Anyone remember one of these at Seacombe Ferry, produce a Name Tag out of copper. I think it cost a penny in those days.


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#913704 - 5th Dec 2014 7:27am Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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I remember it well, I think they also had one later on that done them in aluminium. Oh those days hanging around the Ferry and Wongs café. smile

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#913706 - 5th Dec 2014 8:14am Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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Still modern ones around today using a new penny

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#913710 - 5th Dec 2014 8:46am Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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There was one on the south end of the Princes Landing Stage for years and another on the L'pool bound platform of Birkenhead Central Sta. I must admit to not remembering copper strip at all - only aluminium. BAC also made the machines that dispensed Cadburys Chocolate Bars. I think they were a tanner a bar in real money! grin

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#913746 - 5th Dec 2014 10:23am Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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Ha ha I remember them well.

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#913749 - 5th Dec 2014 10:53am Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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Slightly off topic but does anyone remember cigarette vending machines situated on walls outside shops? I wonder how long they would last today.

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#913750 - 5th Dec 2014 11:00am Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: ludwigvan]
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Slightly off topic but does anyone remember cigarette vending machines situated on walls outside shops? I wonder how long they would last today.

Yes I can even remember people having wooden ones in their houses, you could knock if you had the right change. Think they must have been on a bit of commission or maybe a free pack of fags smile

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#913782 - 5th Dec 2014 4:13pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: Dilly]
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The only cig machine I remember was at The Crescent, corner of Moor Lane and Edge Lane Thornton Liverpool. I think it was 9s 11d for 10 fags and you put in 10 shillings and the penny change was stuck on the packet with sellotape. Also at the crescent was an Offy where we bought sherry at 79p bottle, Old England I think. I used to live down Edge Lane way many moons ago, by the Thre`penny Bit Church.


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#913787 - 5th Dec 2014 4:28pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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#913794 - 5th Dec 2014 5:31pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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Originally Posted By: sonylegs
The only cig machine I remember was at The Crescent, corner of Moor Lane and Edge Lane Thornton Liverpool. I think it was 9s 11d for 10 fags and you put in 10 shillings and the penny change was stuck on the packet with sellotape. Also at the crescent was an Offy where we bought sherry at 79p bottle, Old England I think. I used to live down Edge Lane way many moons ago, by the Thre`penny Bit Church.

There used to be one outside the paper shop on Leasowe rd

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#913863 - 5th Dec 2014 11:11pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: Dilly]
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I remember the Leasowe Road one now, but as I recall it was always empty or maybe it was broken.

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#913920 - 6th Dec 2014 1:48pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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I think the shop was called Whites ?

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#913951 - 6th Dec 2014 4:39pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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Hey sonleylegs,

Was the offy called Thornton Wines stores? If it was it belonged to my auntie who moved there after her husband died in the late sixties. They used to run the Bedford Hotel in Rock Ferry.

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#913953 - 6th Dec 2014 4:53pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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That was known as Luke lees was it not? My old dads favourite haunt. It was quite rough if I remember right.

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#913954 - 6th Dec 2014 5:04pm Re: Seacombe Ferry Stamp Machine [Re: sonylegs]
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Yeah Cools,

It was called Luke Lee's but it wasn't like that in the sixties smile

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