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volvojack
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Vending Machines

Postby volvojack » Wed 07 Dec, 2016 11:15 am

When i was in the R.A.F. Bristol in the 1950s, we used to walk back to camp on a night and we could buy a pint of cold mik in a waxed cardboard holder for 6d. from a vending machine. My sister seems to think there was one in the Railway stations in Leeds earlier than that but she can't recall which one. I personally can't remember this at all. Maybe someone else can.
Imagine having those cigarette and chewing gum machines out in the open all night like they were years ago with the hooligans that roam the streets these days.

Always wondered why the Railway Station on Wellington St was called "Central Station" when it was not central really.
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jim
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Re: Vending Machines

Postby jim » Wed 07 Dec, 2016 12:41 pm

volvojack wroteColon Always wondered why the Railway Station on Wellington St was called "Central Station" when it was not central really.


The original proposal was for the line to extend further, putting the terminus on Infirmary Street on more or less the site of the City Square Post Office. After heated discussion (and a review of the cost!) the line as built terminated on Wellington Street. The "Central" title may have been a holdover from the preliminary proposal.
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Re: Vending Machines

Postby MiggyBill » Wed 07 Dec, 2016 5:49 pm

Hello VolvoJack, there used to be a milk vending machine outside Tallants shop at Middleton circus late 50's early 60's, if I remember correctly it dispensed half pint cartons of milk. I think there was also orange juice, the type that the milkman used to deliver.
Please see attached pic of my dad outside our shop on Town Street Middleton, Joans Olde Village Shop, you can see several vending machines, ciggies, Milky Way, bubblegum etc. In the 60's thyere were lots of cig machines all over the place, wouldn't last long now before they were robbed/vandalised.
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Re: Vending Machines

Postby loiner99 » Wed 04 Jan, 2017 8:16 pm

Oh the sight of Beech Nut. I used to check every machine I saw hoping the arrow pointed forwrard. Put your mony in and you got two packets! Joy of joys.
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Re: Vending Machines

Postby Leodian » Wed 04 Jan, 2017 9:13 pm

loiner99 wroteColonOh the sight of Beech Nut. I used to check every machine I saw hoping the arrow pointed forwrard. Put your mony in and you got two packets! Joy of joys.


Hi :).

That's now got me singing the "With the fourth you get one more an extra packet free". ;)
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Re: Vending Machines

Postby volvojack » Wed 04 Jan, 2017 9:56 pm

Leodian wroteColon
loiner99 wroteColonOh the sight of Beech Nut. I used to check every machine I saw hoping the arrow pointed forwrard. Put your mony in and you got two packets! Joy of joys.




That's now got me singing the "With the fourth you get one more an extra packet free".


Just the oposite was some P.K. chewing gum machines outside shops. you put your penny in, tisted the knob and nothing. then banging the macine to get your money back produced nothing and of course the shop was closed.
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Re: Vending Machines

Postby volvojack » Wed 04 Jan, 2017 9:58 pm

MiggyBill wroteColonHello VolvoJack, there used to be a milk vending machine outside Tallants shop at Middleton circus late 50's early 60's, if I remember correctly it dispensed half pint cartons of milk. I think there was also orange juice, the type that the milkman used to deliver.
Please see attached pic of my dad outside our shop on Town Street Middleton, Joans Olde Village Shop, you can see several vending machines, ciggies, Milky Way, bubblegum etc. In the 60's thyere were lots of cig machines all over the place, wouldn't last long now before they were robbed/vandalised.



Thats a great picture Bill, as you say those machines would not last one night..

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