Barry Brigden. Bally "Carnival Queen" owner
had two Transport Cafe's, one was near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, (on the A10
just by what is now the M25 junction - it was a Little Chef last time I passed)
and the other one was in Hoddesdon. He had a Miss America and what was probably
a Key West at one and a Carnival Queen and another machine (I don't remember the
name) at his other cafe. Typical 60's jobs with Espresso machines and juke boxes
with Coke, Pepsi and 7up in glass bottles. Friday night was the time when the
drivers came in with their pay packets - no wonder they outlawed gambling on
Many a happy hour was spent (mis-spent?) in Drakes cafe and latterly Ron's cafe in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, neither of which exist now, playing bingo's instead of lessons......
Am I sad or just getting old?
Thru threepenny bits to tanners and on to 5p's.