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Poetic justice: Mum funnels £100 into claw machine to win single Dumbo teddy for her kid

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Re: That explains it...

Ah, ten pin bowling at Wells-next-the-Sea - happy memories of the pier. Goes all dewy eyed with nostalgia...

It was a rubbish arcade, with old machines, still had the original mid-80s Outrun game, even though it was now the mid-90s. Those 1p/2p machines with the sliders, where you try to tip the money over the side. And best of all, the shortest 10 pin bowling alleys I've ever seen. There was a piece of string acrosso the end of the lane, to stop you stepping into it, as I think I could have got from the bowling position to the pins in 2 steps. Just having long arms was a massive advantage. We got a lot of strikes playing on that - then outside for fish and chips on the seafront. Watch out for dive-bombing seagulls!

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