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JUNE

The first of many new machines from SouvenirPennies has been reported on PennyCollector. This one is from Boscombe Pier. Seemingly piers are quite the in place.

   

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The Unique PPF machine at the Shard has been moved to the 67th viewing platform floor. This was always to be it's location.

MAY

Pennymangle have placed a ninth machine at Legoland Windsor. This time in the Legoland Hotel, accessible without entering the park.

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PennyMenEurope are busy in Scotland, they have installed a machine at the David Welch Winter Gardens in Aberdeen.

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Clacton Pier has a penny machine located in a gift shop on the pier.
The shop is only open at the weekend at the moment.

Details to follow....

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There is a machine in the little shop on board HMS Victory in Portsmouth Dockyard. It looks like the designs used on a Souvenir Pennies machine.

APRIL

New GEM machines from the PennyPressFactory have been located at three castles in Scotland.

  • Urquart Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Stirling Castle

    and a repaired machine

  • Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

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    PennyMenEurope have increased their portfolio in Ireland with 3 new locations

  • Kate Kearney's Cottage - Gap of Dunloe
  • National Botanical Garden - Glasnevin, Dublin
  • Glendalough - Wicklow Mountains National Park

    MARCH

    Pennymangle have installed two new machines.

  • Atlantis shop in Legoland
  • Tower of London Souvenirs, outside the Tower main entrance
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    Just off on a squishin' misson to the Emerald Isle, but before I do just time to tell you about the 4 new machines from SouvenirPennies in Wales. These are located in

    • National Museum of Cardiff
    • The Big Pit
    • Swansea Waterfront Museum
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      Mixed emotions this morning. Andy Tait found out about this design at Wigan Athletic.

      It looks like the designs from Scotron. But I am afraid to say the machine was taken away a few years ago. Gutted. FEBRUARY

      Just sneaking under the February end wire is the design change at Knockhatch Adventure Park machine.

          

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      Only One machine to report on this month, ThePennyPress have placed a machine in a Carrolls Irish Souvenir store in Belfast.

      JANUARY 2017

      Manchester City now have their own PENNYMANGLE machine.

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      ShrekAdventures! now have two PENNYMANGLE machines. The latest is inside the exhibit in How to Train Your Dragon

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      PennyMenEurope have placed a machine in the StreetLife Museum.

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      ThePennyPress, Ireland have placed a 4 die machine in Exploris Aquarium and Seal Santuary in Portaferry, Belfast.

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      SouvenirPennies have replaced the MKlV machine at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park with one of their wooden cabinets. the designs now have a solid border.

      DECEMBER 2016

      PennyMenEurope have just installed 4 new machines in Ireland. These are located

    • National Aquatics Centre - Dublin
    • Knock Airport - County Mayo
    • Christ Church Cathedral - Dublin
    • Johnnie Foxes Pub - Glencullen
    • NOVEMBER 2016

      Just sneaking it in to November is a new machine at the National Galleries, on the Mound, in Edinburgh. It is a machine from SouvenirPennies, I haven't seen the pennies as yet, but the designs are:

      1. Front View of the Scottish National Gallery Building.
      2. Side View of the Scottish National Gallery Building.
      3. Portrait of Robert Burns.
      4. Portrait of The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch
      the last two are based on famous portraits in Scottish National Gallery)

      OCTOBER 2016

      Always nice to see a penny machine, this one is in the Fishing Heritage Museum in Grimsby. One of the oldest in the country, this design has been here since the early 90's (apparently) Click and spin the picture around for a surprise.

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      It has been around for a while, this single electric machine from Scotron is situated at Water's Edge, Barton on Humber. Rolls well, they will take payment over the phone.

         

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      The designs for the Weston Park machine by Katya Robin were released on Twitter today

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      After many years there is a GEM machine in Blackpool Pleasure Beach a the end of the INFUSION ride. It has been 10 years since the ThePennyPress machine was at the Big One.

           

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      The machine at Wicksteed Park in Kettering is finally under repair, hopefully back soon.

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      When Athos, Porthos and D'Artagnan visited the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth the anticipated new machine didn't materialise. There was a GEM machine there until recently. Nice designs, shame it couldn't be made reliable.
      There will hopefully be new machines here in the new year.

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      There are three 4 die Souvenir Penny machines within Wookey Hole Caves and gift shops. 8 different designs across the three machines. All these machines turn the opposite way round to the norm.

              

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      The Nissan Innovations machines at the O2 are being removed in November. Hurry on down to get your sets.

            

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      Artist Katya Robin has re-designed the pennies at the Millennium Gallery and Graves Gallery in Sheffield

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      SouvenirPennies have changed the designs at the
      West Somerset Railway in Minehead.

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      The PennyMenEurope machine from Brunel News in the O2 has been re-located to a nother branch in Portsmouth.
      Lets see how the London designs go down there

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      Monday 10th October is the planned date for a new PennyMenEurope machine at Leeds Castle, which is Kent.

      Click the picture for machine and penny pictures.

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      Look out for SouvenirPennies machines, they appear to be changing designs on some of their machines from a solid border to that of fine dots. See Twycross Zoo, Paultons Park and Brighton Pavillion. Which is your nearest machine?

      Twycross Zoo            Brighton Pavillion

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      LEICESTER CITY are the latest English football club to receive a Pennymangle penny machine and Heritage Token machine.
      The designs are the usual Pennymangle quality, depicting the EPL League Champions.

      SEPTEMBER 2016

      At the launch today at the Coral Island Amusements complex on the Promenade in Blackpool. PennyMen Europe unveiled their latest machine in the UK. Ian Hope was the first to speed roll, see the video on the UKPennies Facebook page by clicking on the picture.

      What a beautifully engineered machine it is too.

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      Join us again next Wednesday (5th), this time in the Midlands, where we will once again be having a Facebook Live! event

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      Ian Hope has too much time on his hands, he says there are currently 1391 pennies availble in England alone .... I haven't enough time to see if he is right or not.

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      They have been the lastest Holy Grail to me, but finally Jason Teehan from the Rock of Cashel shop came up with a set of pennies from his machine. It feels like Christmas morning. Thank you Jason.

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      NEW INFO** 5th Sept. 2016 - the machine in the Manchester United Red Café has been removed.

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      Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you third machine from ThePennyPress in a number of weeks.

      This time at The Emmerdale Studio Experience, Leeds. The picture was provided by ThePennyPress

      AUGUST 2016

      SouvenirPennies have been very busy, they have replaced the original Twycross Zoo machine with TWO machines with 5 dies. Pictures are courtesy of Ian Hope

          

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      New from ThePennyPress is the machine that is located on the Coronation Street on Tour exhibition/ attraction at the Glasgow SSE. The event though is on a limited schedule, only being in Glasgow from September 27th to January 1st 2017
          Picture provided by
      ThePennyPress

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      A new location on PennyCollector in the city of York
      Andy Tait had a set of coins from York, but with no location. Are these one and the same?

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      This could be the most difficult machine to visit and roll your pennies from. The machine is on the Stena Line ferries out of Harwich. The PennyCollector page says other ferries operated by Stena will have the machines too.
      If you click the link you will see there is very little to go on...

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      Ian Hope is on a road trip, he accessed this machine at the
      Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth,
      but there is another machine in there .... On the way back Ian?

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      Visiting Chessington Zoo he found that the machines were off site, hopefully being mended, nothing more sinister.

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      Twycross Zoo now have a second machine in the Lorikeets enclosure.
      More details to follow ...

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      Southend Pier now has a 4 die SouvenirPennies machine in the ticket office

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      Dragoon Guards Museum, Edinburgh Castle now have a 4 die machine of their own

        Andy Tait

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      Alnwick Garden & Fusilier
         

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      There is a new machine at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Stirling. There are 4 designs available

        Andy Tait

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      These are the new designs at Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset.
           

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      News from Dave Macdiarmid, after a visit to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, there is a new 4 die machine there. Ian Hope is on the case...

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      Thank you to Jenny for telling us about a new machine at Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.

          

      There was a single design machine here in the past.

      We shouldn't be surprised the machine has been upgraded to one with 4 designs
      More details to come...

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      There is a new Scotron single die machine at the Ferry Head, Liverpool.
      You might be forgiven for thinking that the design is the same as at Seacombe Ferry Terminal but there are a few differences.

           

      JULY 2016

      The designs have been changed at Paulton’s Park
      We are still awaiting details.

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      JUNE 2016

      Colchester Zoo have a new 4 die machine. I am going to hazard aguess that it will be a GEM machine, operated by Scotron/Souvenir Penny. We shall see

         Ben LewisBurch

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      IS THIS THE FUTURE?

      The PennyMenEurope website has had a makeover. One page that could be of interest is the question of a NEW GENERATION machine.

      Could this new machine be one of the new 8-die machines that have been popping up in America.

      This machine dispenses 8 coins at the press of a button. The penny is pressed within the machine, but unlike other, current machines, we dont get to see the pennies being crushed.

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      Pennymangle have finally sited the 4 die machine at Shrek’s Adventures, London
      4 great designs, the machine is in the attraction entrance

      MAY 2016

      Scotron have changed the design of the Catalyst, Widnes penny, possibly the machine as well.

      Ian Hope

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      The Pennymangle has been refurbished and returned to the York Dungeons following the floods of 2015.

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      The PennyMenEurope machine from StarMugs has been moved to The Traitor's Gate, Tower of London.

      APRIL 2016

      This is the current machine layout after Ian Hope's visit to the London Science Museum

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      The 4 die machine is back on Llandudno Pier. It has a new cabinet, but the designs appear to be the same.

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      Souvenir Pennies recently installed a machine at Wakehurst - Kew in West Sussex.Details to follow.

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      Unfortunately broken at the moment, there is a 4 die machine at Wicksteed Park in Kettering. More details to follow, as soon as the die wheel is mended.

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      There is a new 4 die Pennymangle machine at the Battersea Dogs Home in London. More details to follow, as soon as Ian Hope manages to visit that is.

         Ian Hope

      March 2016

      I don't know how old the machine is, but there is a 4 die at the Greenwich Observatory in London. The designs have a dotted border, but not as heavy a dot as Souvenir Pennies.

      The machine is from Souvenir Pennies. infact there are two machines. One is free to enter, the other is within the exhibit. £10 entry fee.

      Andy Tait

         Robin Marshall

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      Scotron have replaced the single die machine at Weston Seaquarium with one of their 4 die machines. If you phone them, they will post a set out to you.

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      Andy and Robin both report a new GEM machine at the Paisley Museum in Glasgow

      February 2016

      PennyMenEurope have placed a new striking machine at Dudley Zoo.

      January 2016

      The machine in Harrods has certainly changed this year. Changed beyond expectation.
      There is now 2 new 4 die machines and a Souvenir Coin machine. There are three designs on both penny machines and two coins to collect

            

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      We are still awaiting news of new machines in London from Pennymangle, hopefully by the half-term.

      Has the year design at Harrods been changed this year?

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      Ian Hope visited Ryhl on a wet day and called in at the Seaquarium to find a new 4 die machine from Scotron - Penny Souvenir It took a lot of attempts to get four good rolls though.
      But it is a new machine in any case.


      Pictures courtesy of Ian Hope

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      There are the reports of a machine change or additions on the PennyCollector website

      Southern Ireland - Rock of Cashel

      I spent many an hour last year searching for such a machine. This could beone of the images. Two are listed.

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      Long and Lost....Andy Tait pointed out this penny from Norwich City FC. Not sure if the machine is still there or what machine it was from.

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      Robin Marshall has been to Belfast and reports a new The Penny Press machine. It is in the SS Nomadic Experience, which is next door to the Titanic Museum

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      The first update of the year, but both machines available for a while, is Kidzania in West London and Raystede Animal Welfare Centre in East Sussex. (This one is a little tempramental)

      December 2015

      I thought the Dublin machines were going to be the last machines of the year, but ThePennyMen have pulled a new location out. I even believe there are more to come ...?

      This machine is in the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, formerly the Olympic Park. It is within the locallity of the Orbit Observation tower.

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      Joy of Joys. I have recieved a set of "Pennies" from the PPF machine at Dublin Airport. They are not on pennies or even 5 €cents but on gold coloured blanks. I have altered the colour below as the gold colour doesn't show up that well.
      I am really happy to receive them, they have to be the hardest coins to get in the UK and Ireland.

      Many thanks Terry for sending them to me.

      NOVEMBER 2015

      The machine at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol has been moved in to the newly opened Visitor Centre.
          

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      What to get a penny collector that has every thing?
      Designed by artist Aram Bartholl, the designs are from
      FACT, Liverpool

      There are only 50 sets available, they are signed on the reverse.
      Click the image for a link.

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      Welcome news this morning regarding the machine at
      Dublin Airport.
      It is still there at Gate 406 in Terminal 2.
      You are only able to access the machine if you are flying.
      It is a 4 die PPF machine operated by PennyPressIreland.
      They also operate the machines at
      Tayto Park and Croke Park Museum.

      All can be found on the Independent page.

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      Two new machines to report on site. Both from ThePennyPress

      FACT Cinema, and Exhibition complex in Liverpool have a Human Futures Exposition on for the next three months. Entry is free. All designs are on the subject of the Internet.

      The newest machine in Chester Zoo as eventually been placed after the building work has come to an end. It is out side the shop on the islands.

      OCTOBER 2015

      Could just be a typo but the location of Tayto Theme Park has disappeared from the PennyCollector site. Maybe it happened in the shakeup at the start of the year. It was wrongly located in Northern Ireland instead of Rep of Ireland

      As a follow up, the machine is still there at TAYTO PARK, in the restaraunt.

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      Nearby to the anticipated machine at FACT, Liverpool you can pop across the river for a new Scotron machine at the Seacombe Ferry terminal

          

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      Both machines have been changed at the Snozone & INTU shopping centre in Glasgow. We already know the new designs. Both are GEM machines

          

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      There is NOW another machine for London visitors. Pennymangle have placed a machine in the STAR WARS Exhibit at Madame Tussauds just in time for the half-term.
      There will also be a National Token machine.

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      There is intrigue here at Penny Towers. I receieved a set of pennies from Jimmy Corrigan's Amusements in Scarborough. What can anyone tell me about this machine?

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      Thanks also to Andrew Tait for these pennies from Ireland.

      The Gathering, Cliffs Of Moher

      Bunratty Castle, Limerick

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      I am so glad I visited the single machine at Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire this Summer as it has been removed.

          

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      After a visit to Blackpool Tower (but not to the top, where I really wanted to go - there is a new machine there afterall) We found that the machines have been moved around.
      See
      HERE for the Blackpool Tower page for the details as we know them.


      Number 3 machine, amongst the amusements on the ground floor

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      The floor plan has bee updated for the London Science Museum. Here is the LINK

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      Breaking News on Saturday about a new machine in the West Midlands courtesy of Matt Lougher.

      The two Scotron- Eurolink machines are back a the Coventry Transport Mueseum....Not only this, but there is a brandnew 4 Die MKIV-PPF machine with a difference. This has the built in penny hopper normally found in the GEM machines.



      But the designs are smilar to the existing single machines.

      SEPTEMBER 2015

      There is a new Scotron-Penny Souvenir machine in the Doctor Who Ehibition Cardiff. The designs are very similar to the previous 4 die machines at other venues over the UK.

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      ThePennyPress are siting a temporary machine in an exhibition at the FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Cinema/Art Gallery in Liverpool from November 1st and January 31st.

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      The Islands machine at Chester Zoo is still waiting to be unveiled to the public.

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      This is not what you want to see on a penny visit, both new Pennymangle machines were hidden away in store rooms whilst the Nat Media Museum Health and Safety officer decides what to do.

      Apparently a child hurt his arm when he stuck it in the wheel whilst in use. Hopefully not away for too long.
      But what does this mean for Penny machines UK wide.
      Apparently this is why PennyMen machines have a crank arm mechanism.

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      The London Dungeon gift shop is having a re-furb and so the machines may not be available

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      The details we have for Chester Zoo don't appear to match what is on site. I think this means a visit.
      No machine on the new Islands section as yet.

      Different pennies to what we have details of.

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      It appears that the machine at L'il Ratty Railway - Ravensglass has gone

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      In the search of these 4 die electric machines, no news on another in the UK, but there is one at The House of Katmandu in Majorca.
      Information from José Vivir on the I Collect Elongated Coins Facebook page.

         

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      two more Pennymangle machines are being delivered to MOSI- Manchester on Friday 11th and on the same day two new machines to National Media Museum, Bradford.

      AUGUST 2015

      Hamerton Zoo Park machines turn out to be the first in the country from Corforma in The Netherlands. See the Collectors Link page

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      Breaking News .......The PPF GEM machines have been removed at the MOSI in Manchester in favour of Pennymangles. Just two are on site at the moment, but the promise of 3 more in September.

         

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      There are now 4 machines at the Highland Wildlife Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Interestingly the machines are described as 'Go Wild Penny Presses'

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      London Science Museum's Seven machines were replaced on Monday by Pennymangle's frame machines.

      Trying to look at the pennies on the picture isn't easy, but I'm guessing they may be engraved on the back like the London Eye

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      A new listing on PennyCollector at the Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire

      Two 3-die machines, unusual in the UK, the first to get a
      picture of them wins a prize!!  

      If you phone the zoo up they will take payments over the phone and send you the pennies. They are also offering the Souvenir Penny books to hold them in.

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      London Science Museum's Seven machines are being removed on Monday 24th. So if you still need the pennies, you had better be quick.

      They are being replaced by 7 machines from ... Details on Monday, but you will not be disappointed.

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      Finally Scotron have a website to display their machines and other enterprises. Also check out their Facebook page. New machines for Haynes Motor Museum
      and Museum of Army Flying
            

      You can buy the Haynes via email and the Flying Museum here

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      The design of the Scotron single die machine at Landmark, Carrbridge has been changed. Not drastically, but a change is a change.

      Thank you Andrew for the better picture.

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      Four of the designs from one of GEM machines in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome have materialised in the INTU shopping Centre, Braehead. Glasgow. The designs from the Sno!Zone (now Chillfactore) have also been changed.

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      The GEM machine at Satrosphere, Aberdeen has been removed

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      The Royal Pavilion and Museum, Brighton has a SouvenirPennies machine outside the gift shop.
         

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      Cadbury World in Birmingham has changed the penny design of one of its machines. The Essence penny has gone.
      The New 4D Experience at Cadbury World

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      Less than a month to the biggest machine switch in a very long while. More details soon.

      Whilst we are on the future, Madame Tussauds, London are likely to have a new machine for a new exhibition within the attraction.

      There are new National Token machines within
      Birmingham Sealife and Edingburgh Dungeons
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      I have just seen a posting on PennyCollector for a new machine in Brighton, it is in a souvenir shaop within the Pavilion buildings. No idea of the operator though.

      JULY 2015

      West Sussex has lost is only machines, the two-5 die machines have been removed from Butlins Bognor. These were two of PennyPressFactory's first machines.

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      The machines within Blackpool Zoo have changed positions (and one machine change, but same designs) Machines can now be found

    • Zoo Entrance (New machine with hopper, same designs)
    • Elephant House
    • Big Cat House
    • Wolf Ridge
    • Orangutan Enclosure (lower level)
    • Check out the Blackpool Zoo Map on this page >>>  

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      Help required on all these pennies

               

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      There was a penny machine at a recent Nathan Sawaya exhibition in London where the exhibits were made from Lego. The Art of the Brick exhibition has now moved on to Paris

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      There is now a second machine within Paignton Zoo, of course it may have been there a while.

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      l believe that delays in the long awaited Islands extension to Chester Zoo have also delayed the The Penny Press machine. News hopefully soon.

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      Hot off the press are these pennies from The Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum.
      The machine can be located in the passageway near the toilets.

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      It has been brought to my attention again that there is a PPF machine as well as a ThePennyPress machine at Edinburgh Old Town Weaving Co. The new machine is on the street entrance level.

      JUNE 2015

      A newly added link on the page is the website of
      Andrew Tait devoted to Scottish Pennies.
      I noticed on there that there were 4 machines at the Highland Wildlife Park in the Cairngorm National Park. I must investigate that..

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      Pennymangle have placed a new 4 die machine and a National Token machine in the Arsenal FC Museum
         

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      The machine in side the Nissan Innovations at the O2 will be missing until early July as it will be at the Goodwood festival of Speed. (June 26th - 28th)

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      No guessing where this PennyMenEurope machine is, it is at the Green Welly Stop on the A82 in between Glasgow and Fort William. A great stopping off point for pennies and whisky...

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      New PennyMenEurope machine somewhere in Greenwich - LONDON Details as soon as ....

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      There is a new PennyMenEurope machine
      @Ripley's Believe It or Not - LONDON
      It is now on the ground floor at the exhibit entrance. ...Speed Rollin

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      June is going to be a good month for new machines, I feel it in my water.... there will be at least two machines in London, plus a National Token machine.
      To start with there is a third PennyMenEurope machine on site at Longleat Safari Park. Details are on PennyCollector.

      May 2015

      Some of the designs have been changed at Snow Factor at Braehead, Glasgow

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      Ian Hope came about a penny from Glasgow and would like to know where is came from. It is from George Square, it will be a PennyPressFactory machine.
      But where was the machine?

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      The new GEM machine at Eureka in Halifax in it's unusual setting

         

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      Jack Powis found a GEM machine in Monte Carlo Amusements in Southend on Sea.

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      There are a few groups on Facebook for collectors of elongated pennies. Keep in touch with fellow collectors online. Search 'Elongated'
      is just one such group

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      There will be at least four new machines in London over the summer.

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      Ian Hope and I travelled to London to meet Jörg Bretschneider
      Whilst we talked we learned of another 2 machines in the O2 Dome. They are are two PennyPressFactory machines provided by Nissan in support of the British Paralympic Athletes.

          

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      I WOULD LIKE SOME HELP ON THIS ONE.
      This is the machine found at Harbour Park Amusement Park in Littlehampton. Has anyone seen another 4 die electric machine in the UK?

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      Pennymangle have added a second machine,
      with new designs at both
      RAF Cosford
      RAF Hendon

         

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      SouvenirPennies have changed the designs at EUREKA and Heights of Abraham
      They now have a solid border.
          
      The machine at Eureka is a GEM

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      Have I said before what a great site Wersam.de is for locating old and current machines?
      Just located another 4 die machine at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. It is one of Souvenir Pennies Contemporary machines.


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      April 2015

      These single die machines just keep coming out of the woodwork
      Three have been found in Edinburgh by Robin Marshal

    • Museum of Childhood
    • Museum of Edinburgh
    • Scott Monument
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      I found these three in the collection of Jörg Bretschneider

    • Noah's Ark Farm Zoo
    • Stafford Castle
    • Ashridge Estate
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      Robin has been on a penny squishin mission and reports that the machine from Shildon Railway has been moved, location unknown at the moment.
      the Pennymangle machine in Nottingham Castleis now mended.
      One of the machines in Center Parcs, Nottingham is broken. You can only access the machine if you stop there or visit on a day pass.

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      Ian Hope finally received his pennies from Bodmin Jail whilst yours truly is still waiting for his :-(

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      There is some good news and bad news ... there is a new single die machine at Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (Thank you Robin)

      But the rumours of the withdrawal of machines at Coventry Transport Museum are indeed true.. (Thank you Ian)

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      The machine at the Parasol Gallery, London is still in constant use. This was placed here as part of an exhihibit by Navid Nuur

      Well worth a visit...(Thank you Rosa)

      March 2015

      Still waiting for deatils and some pennies from the new machine at Bodmin Jail
      It is a new 4 die machine. they have had my money for over a year....

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      PennymenEurope have placed 3 new machines around the UK.
      They are all at Wildfowl & Wetland Trust locations.

    • London
    • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
    • Martin Mere, Lancashire
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      Marwell Zoo visited, details of the four machines and a map available here

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      Just in case anyone was worried about defacing a Coin of the Realm, it's all legal

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      National Museum Scotland - Rural Life has had a GEM Penny Press since last Summer

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      There is a new 4 die GEM Penny Pressmachine at the Falkirk Wheel
      This replaces the single die machine, which has been there for many years.

      February 2015

      Magpie.2006 is selling ThePennyPress pennies on ebaY
      I don't recognise the machine, but checking.

      Found the location ....... Hayes Island Snack Bar, Cardiff


      www.Facebook.com/theHayesIslandSnackBar

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      This is the new Pennymangle machine at
      Stratford Visitor Centre Shakespeare designs as you would imagine for this area.

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      There was another Pennymangle machine added at the London Eye on 20th February. It is in the Iconic Gift Shop.

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      Did you know February 12th is
      National Lost Penny Day?
      It has it's origins with the USA (where else) See this link.
      What did you on this day?

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      I am glad a few of you visited the Spring Fair Exhibition, Birmingham and made yourself known. The stall holders were impressed with our enthusiasm for our hobby.

      I managed to find out info on the following:
      The Shard, London
      Cutty Sark, London
      The London Eye
      The O2 Dome, London
      Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire
      GOMA, Glasgow.
      Cambridge Tourist Info
      Stratford Upon Avon Info

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      Starting today at the Spring Fair Exhibition, Birmingham there are two manufacturers displaying machines.

    • Souvenir Pennies Hall/Stand: 5BB82
    • PennyMen Europe Hall/Stand: 4 4M48
    • Go on down and visit thestands and roll free pennies.

      January 2015

      The PennyCollector page for United Arab Emirates has been updated, all the machines in this region are provided by Scottish manufacturer PennyPressFactory

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      Angie reports that the PPF machine at Yorkshire Wildlife has been removed. That is all we know at the moment.

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      Picking information up from the www.dubaipennysouvenir.com website, is news that PPF have placed a new machine in The Shard, London I am awaiting information where the machine is situated. But it looks cool.

      The machine is on the ground floor so no entry fee required

      NOVEMBER 2014

      This is not good news... Oded Paz has made his first trip to London after eighteen years for a mega squishin' mission but couldn't find any penny machines at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland or Ice at the Tower
      We have to hope this is only a late arrival, but I am worried.

      ---------------

      With many thanks to Andy Tait I now have pennies from
      Wellgate Shopping Centre Dundee

      Thanks Andy

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      I knew there was a machine at Loudoun Castle Theme Park in Ayrshire, Scotland and finally managed to locate a penny from there from ebaY

      Unfortunately the park closed in 2010

      OCTOBER 2014

      can anyone give information on this penny?

      I believe it could come from the Little Shop on the Rock, Cashel Northern Ireland
      They don't appear to have a telephone or email??

      SEPTEMBER 2014

      It has been very quiet this summer for penny news, all my information has come via PennyCollector

      Guards Museum Souvenir Shop, London
      Smugglers & Pirates - Brixham
      Press Bureau Knightsbridge
      Sign up for a Newsletter from PennyMenEurope here
      Pennies and not Silver Blanks @ The Red Cafe, Man U
      St Ives Tourist Information
      I am hoping to have news from Pennymangle soon.

      ---------------

      JUNE 2014

      I was contacted by a Boy Scout troup in the USA who had come across this site whilst studying for a Scout Collecting badge. Jacob was particularly keen on the following website for those wanting to start collecting coins.
      It works for the UK as well as the US
      Cheers Jacob for the link.  

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      Have I mentioned that the machine at Colchester Zoo has been changed to a single die acrylic version, complete with new design.

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      My pennies have arrived from Explosion, the Museum of Firepower
      See more details on the Eurolink page.

      MAY 2014

      Science Museum London updated including a floorplan

      ---------------

      ThePennyPress Tell me that the machine has been sited and is ready for you to vist at The Deep, Hull

      ---------------

      News breaking on PennyCollector of a new 3 die machine beyond security at Dublin Airport. Yes, you do need to fly to access the machine.....

      ---------------

      News, that on May 1st, that The British Music Experience at the O2 is closing, the two machines will no longer be available.

      ---------------

      Pennymangle have changed the designs of two pennies
      in one of the Birmingham Sealife machines.

      Off Topic Pennymangle have changed the tokens at
      Tower of London, White Tower
      London Eye
      New tokens soon for Shakespeare, Stratford

      APRIL 2014

      ThePennyPress have told me of their recent new machine locations
      Two new machines for Woburn Center Parcs will have two machines when they open. There are new machines and designs for Longleat Center Parcs.

      There is a new machine at the entrance to Birmingham Library

      -------- but -------

      The machines at Kelham Museum has been removed. You can get pennies from this machine from Magpie.2006 on ebaY

      Eagle-eyed collectors will notice that the version of Drenched on ebaY is different to the design I collected and visible on the ThePennyPress page

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      What a morning! (April 26th)

      From Jorg's collection I have now 3 new single electric design machines to report, they have been there for absolutely years.
      One at Catalist Science Centre, Widnes
      the second in Bodmin Jail, Cornwall.
      and the third Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Hampshire

        

      And that the machine at the Wellgate shopping Centre
      in Dundee has been changed .

      ---------------

      Weald & Downland Museum was visited by Michael and Isobel. It is what Souvenir Pennies call their 'Classic' machine.
      It is located in the gift shop, no payment required to access it.

         

      ---------------

      Well this is indeed bad news. All the machines have been removed from London and Whipsnade Zoos. No explantion has been given, just no longer on site. Which is a shame, moreso because I havevn't been able to visit and get the new designs at ZSL. So, if anyone has a spare set????   

      ---------------

      Discovered because of Jörg's website I've found there is a single die machine at the National Aquarium Galway
      The machne isn't working at the moment. Hopefully news on when it is will be here soon...

      ---------------

      If you are interested in older UK Pennies you must have a look at Jörg Bretschneider's website. He is a collector from Germany, but has a great collection of older pennies from the Eurolink machines.
      His website is www.wersam.de and click Linkliste

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      The Penny Press have placed a 4 die machine within the new Coronation Street Tour in Manchester.

      The machine is in what was the medical centre, this is now the gift shop. I believe this is just on the tour itself. Free Entry?

      ---------------

      The first news for April is a new machine for Souvenir Pennies

      This will be located in the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

      There will be news of another machine from ThePennyPress revealed on Friday. this will be the first of four new machines in the near future.

      More news shortly for PPF with new machines in Scotland

      MARCH 2014

      Just before March is out, I managed to get to Glasgow to get the pennies from the Chris Hoy Velodrome and Glasgow Science Centre
      I even managed to get one set from the retired Velodrome machine!!

      Click below to see details.

              

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      News from Blackpool Zoo via an auction on ebaY
      There is a 5th machine on Wolfridge
      And BREAKING NEWS There will be a 4 die machine before Easter.

      ---------------

      I wonder how this new pound coin will affect our penny machines from 2017?

      FEBRUARY 2014

      The machine at The Shambles, York is alive and well.
      See if you can spot it in this picture?

      ---------------

      New machines for Chelsea Football Club
      The two single die machines have been replaced with 2 four die machines. Details to follow....

      ---------------

      I met up with Souvenir Pennies (Penny Press) who have been exhibiting at the Spring Fair in Birmingham.
      They told me of 4 new venues and 6 machine changes. I am on with changing the relevent pages.

    • ...A new machine at the Titanic Exhibition, Belfast
    • ...A new machine at Marwell Zoo, Hampshire
    • ...A new Machine for Bunratty Castle, Ireland
    • ...3 new machine for London Zoo
    • ...New machine designs for Cliffs of Moher, Ireland


    •    

      Marwell Zoo
      5 designs

      Titanic Belfast

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      WestAir have removed one GEM machine from the Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow citing access problems for the visitors.

      This machine has been relocated with different designs at

      York's Choc♥late Story, York

      January 2014

      News to start the year off with, a new machine from PennyPressFactory in the NRM, Locomotion, Co Durham
      It is a GEM design

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      ThePennyPress at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London
      Smartly presented as a London Bus

      ---------------

      PennyPressFactory are advertising their GEM machines again on ebaY
      What is interesting are the pictures that are with it.
      The new MOSI machine and one for a Science Museum, but WHICH ONE?
           
      Breaking News... PennyPressFactory are looking to place
      7, ....yes 7 machines in the
      Science Museum, London....go, go, go...

      ---------------

      From the Penny Press Factory website NEWS section, there is an interesting machine.

      A Brewer's Fayre iniative, raising money for
      Great Ormond Street, London
      It is from last April so may not be still there.....It isn't, but may return for another charity promotion.

      November

      There have been a few new machines sited over the past couple of months from Penny Press Factory

    • 4 machines at MOSI in Manchester

    • Click to link

    • 1 machine in the cafe at Manchester United Museum

    • Click to link
      the machine dispenses Silver Blanks Have a look

      ---------------------

      Pennymangle have another machine at the NRM. York
      plus 2 new National Token machines at the Emirates Airline Experience on the Greenwich Penninsular, London

      August

      "Do you want your pennies without the machine?"

      FICSTORE are presently marketing a selection of Scottish pennies at locations around Scotland.

      All these are available

    • I love Scotland
    • Lucky penny with thistle
    • Edinburgh castle
    • Forth Bridge
    • Walter Scotts Monument
    • Greyfriars Bobby
    • ---------------

      Magda from the NMS in Edinburgh alerted me to the location of a new machine in the city.
      It turns out to be the Scottish Olympic Torch machine...But the design has been changed to the logo of the Bank of Scotland. Rather aptly the machine is located in the Museum on the Mound, just off the Royal Mile.

      What's more, the penny is FREE!!!

      You also get the chance to strike your own
      replica Scottish Silver penny

      July

      Very late on reporting a new machine from Pennymen. This is in the gift shop of Bristol Zoo Gardens. It is not known whether the the two PPF machines are still within the zoo.

      June

      June is becoming an excellent month for new machines.

      Click HERE if you want to see the latest machine locations on a GoogleMap

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      There is another Sealife in town. The new one is in the
      Trafford Centre, Manchester There is one machine from Pennymangle The usual Sealife designs

      Another Pennymangle machine is reported at
      Peterborough United Football Club
      in the club shop.

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      Penny Press factory have installed new machines in these locations

      A GEM machine in the war fooms of Edinburgh Castle

      A fourth machine in Blackpool Tower
      Tayto Park in Ireland
      Croke Park Stadium Museum in Dublin

      Souvenir Pennies (Penny Press) have new machines in

      SEACITY in Southampton

      Dinosaur Press – at Twycross Zoo
      Gulivers Kingdom all 3 parks ? – Warrington … Milton Keynes… Matlock Bath.
      The designs are the same, but with different wording...

      Replacement press– DUDLEY ZOO.

      May

      I had a delighted text and email from Michael who was in Bowness, The Lake District. He reports a new 4 die machine by Souvenir Penny at Beatrix Potter Attraction. It is in the foyer.

      But ...... the single die machine in
      Cafe 1872 @ Lakeside, Bowness
      has been removed....

      ---------------

      Rick H reports on PennyCollector that the machines at Ripley's and Harrods in London have been removed.

      Permanently or not we don't know.

      ---------------

      The operator of the Paragon Unit, London have become so attached to the penny machine at the Navid Nuur exhibition, the have decided to keep it on after this closes on the 19th May Pop along if you want to watch an ice lolly melting or send a message to a phone on the wall....

      April

      Breaking News from Gemma and Hayley whilst visiting
      Chester Zoo.A few of the existing 10 machines have been moved, they found 2 new ones...but the Dinosaur machine will be removed shortly.
          
      I hope that's not Double-Denim Gemma?

      ---------------

      ThePennyPress started originally with 14 of these nostalgic American machines

      The last 3 at

    • Blue Reef Portsmouth
    • Tower Bridge Exhibition
    • Nessie-Land Discovery Centre, Drumnadrochit
    • They have all been replaced by their modern
      equivalents. Still sad though.

      All machines from ThePennyPress are manufactured by companies from the Cardiff area.

      ---------------

      There is good and bad news from ThePennyPress They have new machines in Crumlin Gaol, Belfast and The Spire, Dublin.

      But they have removed machines, see ThePennyPress page for details.

      They will increasing the number of machines at Durrell Zoo, Edinburgh Old Town Weaving, Chester Zoo
      and changing the designs at Glasgow Science Centre.

      ---------------

      PennyMenEurope have installed a fifth machine inside M&M World, London

      ---------------

      Penny Press have a brand new website. SouvenirPennies.com
      They have recently removed a few machines that weren't performing that well

    • Anderton Boat Lift
    • South Devon Railway
    • Bude Tourist Information
    • Rutland Visitor Centre
    • Leeds City Museum
    • They will be relocated somewhere soon.

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      There is news on Penny Collector of two new machines at the Croake Park Stadium in Dublin. Both machines have the same designs. They are located in the stadium museum. They are GEM machines operated by Penny Press

      March

      I am sad to say that both the machine and the attraction have gone at Winston Churchill Britain at War, on Tooley Street in London. There is a great deal of construction going on in the London Bridge area for the London Cross rail development.

      This also means The London Dungeons have also moved to City Hall near The London Eye.

      ---------------

      PennyMenEurope report they have another new machine. The new one is outside The Plaza Centre on Oxford Street, London

      February

      I picked up this retired penny from fellow collector Stephen on ebaY

      ------------------------------

      The PennyPressFactory as well as supplying the machines to WestAir Productions and Penny Press they have also supplied machines to the Wellgate Shopping centre in Dundee. These are the details

      They have also supplied a machine to the
      NAVID NUUR: PHANTOM FUEL art exhibition at the
      Parasol Unit, London

      Apparently the design is extremely unsual. It may have one design only!!
      The exhibition is open from 13 March - 19 May 2013

      ---------------

      They also have another machine in the planning. It will be in Scotland

      The machine at the Imperial War Museum Edinburgh has still to be installed.

      ------------------------------

      WestAir Productions have placed TWO machines in the newly opened
      Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

      ------------------------------

      Penny Press tell me that they have put machines in two new locations.

      the National Football Museum - Manchester

          

      and Salisbury Cathedral - Wiltshire

      Details soon .........

      JANUARY

      We are looking for information that the three machines that have dated pennies have been updated
      Tower Bridge, London - The Penny Press  
      Center Parcs, Longleat - The Penny Press  
      Harrods, London - Independent  
      What info have you?????

      Robert from the The Penny Press says he has replaced the designs in Tower Bridge and Center Parcs, Longleat.

      RPCreports on Penny Collector that the new 2013 designs are in the machines in Harrods.

         --> JANUARY 2013   

      Wishing all penny collectors a
      A Happy, Prosperous and Healthy 2013

      ------------------------------

      DECEMBER

      I visited PennyPressFactory depot last week, they had 4 GEM Series under going final tests. they are all heading for venues in the New Year, including the Imperial War Museum, Edinburgh.

      ------------------------------

      PENNY PRESS have installed two GEM Series machines
      at The British Music Experience located in
      the London O2 Dome in Greenwich

      NOVEMBER

      The PennyPressFactory machine in the Burj Khalifa will soon have 2012 added to the designs.

      ------------------------------

      The PennyPressFactory are currently involving a local primary school in designing a set of new designs as part of a fund raising initiative.

      Details to follow.....

      ------------------------------

      All 7 machines from Lucoba have been returned to the Winter Markets and Ice Rinks in London. All the designs are the same
      The where abouts of the machines are unknown in Hyde Park as yet.

      Have you been?

      ------------------------------

      The Eurolink machine at Bolton Wanderers has been removed   

      ------------------------------

      I get to this time of year when it is a slow slow time for news on new machines or machines passing the way of the grim reaper.

      I wonder how far in to the month we will have to go before there is news to report???

      OCTOBER

      I will just sneak this one in before November. The new machine at SATROSPHERE has not been placed yet, but when it is it will be a GEM machine, dispatching SILVER pennies.

      This is not the first silver penny machine of course
      The machine on Southwold Pier in Suffolk was adapted to use the British 10p coin.

      Click the picture to be taken to Tim Hunkin's Southwold page

      ------------------------------

      I finally received the pennies from Dales Country Museum and Embsay Steam railway
      If you still need these I would be quick as they may be on their way out through lack of use.

          

      ------------------------------

      The PennyPressFactory have released details of their latest machine, it is possibly the highest machine in the world!!.
      Located on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

         

      Details here

      ------------------------------

      PENNY PRESS have replaced all 4 machines at Lands End and The Needles, Isle of Wight. They are all GEM series machines with self feed hoppers.

      Details soon.

      ------------------------------

      The Penny Press Factory are promising significant news soon.
      "In a couple of weeks I’m going to be able to tell you about a seriously big penny press install. This is going to set new records for penny presses and I think you’re really going to like the set that comes off it."

      These two weeks are going to seem a long while.......details a soon as possible.

      SEPTEMBER

      Pennymangle are replacing the two machines at Liverpool football club with just one of their own. this change will take place on 20/09/2012.



      Details here very soon.....

      ------------------------------

      Simon emailed me details of the elusive
      4th machine at Blackpool Zoo It is in the Children's Farm area

      ------------------------------

      I must have had a sixth sense this week, l was on my way to the London EyeI just glanced in to the London Sealife Gift Shop and noticed the machine was a different colour. Pennymangle had replaced the existing ThePennyPress machine that 'hour'. Details available here

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      AUGUST

      I had a good find on ebaY recently. This is the retired penny from Alnwick Gardens, Northumberland Other machines are still there in the castle and Fusilier museum.

      ------------------------------

      PennyCollector reports there is another new machine in North Wales, it is in the town square of Corwen no where more specific than that I am afraid.....Details to follow .....

      ------------------------------

      WestAir Productions/UK PennyPress have placed a machine in the Stoke museum The subject is the Staffordshire Hoard, the designs are the same as Birmingham Museum .

      They have also two more machines on order, not sure of the locations as yet

      ------------------------------

      PennyPress are marching on to their next 100 machines.....the newest is at
      OAK TREE INN – BALMAHA NR LOCHLOMOND

      More details soon .......

      ------------------------------

      For all those that didn't manage to get an Olympic Torch Penny there are now some on ebaY
      But please be warned, they are not cheap....

           

      ------------------------------

      Amazingly Penny Press have reached the MAGIC 100
      They have just replaced the single die machine at
      Bird World, Farnham
      It is a 4 die machine from PennyPressFactory.

      ------------------------------

      WestAir Productions/UK PennyPress have replaced the machine from The Penny Press at Think Tank, Birmingham.

      ------------------------------

      The Penny Press are the first company to venture into the The Channel Islands. There machine has gone in to Durrell Wildlife Park

      They managed to change two machines at Tower Bridge Exhibitionjust before the Olympics. One is the new frame design and the other is one from the Penny Press Factory

      ...and finally

      They have installed a second machine at the Tank Museum, Bovington

      ------------------------------

      Pennymangle have been a bit quiet of late, but have placed two new machines. One is the new frame machine, located at the new venue at the Weymouth Sealife Tower.

      Amsterdam Dungeon.

      ------------------------------

      UK Penny Press have placed a new GEM series machine within the Mary Rose Exhibition in Portsmouth. The original Pennymangle machine is still here as well.

      ------------------------------

      Not good news for the single die machines though.
      The machines at
      Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh and
      Southsea Model Village, Portsmouth
      have both been removed through maintenance problems.

      The machine at the The Submarine Museum in Portsmouth is also out of action. It may be removed as well.

      The Penny Press have removed the machine at the Rhondda Heritage Park, South Wales.

      JULY

      I have received 10 specially produced pennies from the USA
      These have been produced by Jason Greenspan in aid of the charity

      LIVESTRONG

      All the proceeds received will go to the charity....

      Please click here for details.

      ------------------------------

      It is a big month for The Penny Men with the
      installation of 3 new machines.

      They are located at the following locations:

      • Longleat Safari
      • Longleat House
      • Cheddar Gorge

      ------------------------------

      The first iPhone app from PennyCollector is now available from the App store. It only lists machines in the USA at the moment, we are expecting the UK shortly.

      ------------------------------

      Worryingly Maniyer reports the Lloyds Torch machine was 'Out of Order' in Wandsworth. PPF were responding to the distress call.

      ------------------------------

      PennyCollector reports the two machines at Snowdon Mountain Railway have been removed, they did not fit in with the company's ideals. Hmmm
      The 4 die Souvenir Penny machine had nice designs.

      ------------------------------

      Amazingly I have found another Eurolink machine at Becky Falls in Devon. It has beem there in excess of 10 years.

      What I would give for a list of all these single die machines.

      ------------------------------

      Another Eurolink penny that was on ebaY recently
      (I didn't see it in time ) Did you win it??

      It was from Bristol Zoo and shows a penguin.

      ------------------------------

      I have been informed of another machine from
      Penny Press. You can find it in
      Bude Tourist Information Centre
      Visit their website on Visit Bude

      JUNE

      There is yet another machine in DEVON, PennyCollector reports that there is a machine on the platform at
      South Devon Railway station, Buckfastleigh
      Details here soon.....

      ------------------------------

      The Olympic Flame is half way through it's route
      around the country

      To commemorate its journey Bank of Scotland and PennyPressFactory have created a special penny.

      These are available here on ebaY

      BREAKING NEWS!!

      The machine is following the route, it will probably be available at the overnight halts. See where HERE

      ------------------------------

      The machine on Weston Super Mare pier has been changed to a PPF Gem series machine. The designs are unchanged.

      ------------------------------

      The Western Steam Museum in Swindon is now working correctly. It is a MKlV from PennyPressand PennyPressFactory

      These machines will be a few weeks still
      Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, North Yorkshire
      Brean Sands, Weston Super Mare Somerset

      But this one IS on site
      Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Devon

      MAY

      Good Time Girls...

      Gemma, Chelsea and Ruth [Rachael-pic] enjoying the
      good times at the Pennymangle machine at the
      Liverpool Museum

      ------------------------------

      Michael reports he is on the road early this morning, we
      will have details of these locations soon.

      Paulton's Family Theme Park, Hampshire
      New Forest Wildlife Park, Hampshire
      Brighton Pier, East Sussex
      Knockhatch Adventure Park, East Sussex
      Brighton Sealife, East Sussex

      And he's back.....details of the pennies here

      ------------------------------

      Recent update of the PennyCollector pages show a new machine at theM & M store in London.

      ------------------------------

      There are two more Penny Press locations:

      Knockhatch Adventure Park, East Sussex
      Severn Valley Railway, West Midlands

      These machines will be on site in a few weeks
      Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, North Yorkshire
      Swindon Steam Museum Railway, Wiltshire
      Brean Sands, Weston Super Mare Somerset

      We may have to wait a while for this one
      Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Devon

      ------------------------------

      Pennymangle have removed the machine from
      Cybercandy, Shoreditch Box Park
      It didn't stand a chance where it had been positioned at the back of the shop

      April 2012

      Less than 100 Days to go.....

      ....to the London 2012 Olympic games....


      Download your penny map of London here.

      ------------------------------

      A new PennyPressfactory machine has been placed in The Shambles shopping street in York.
      See the proof images here

      ------------------------------

      BREAKING NEWS!!!
      News on the PennyCollector website of two new machines on Brighton Pier in East Sussex.
      News Soon......

      Link Here

      ------------------------------

      Liverpool Museum have installed a Pennymangle machine in their new museum on the Albert Dock, Liverpool.

      ------------------------------

      The National Museum of Scotland have installed a PennyPressfactory machine in their new museum in Edinburgh, Scotland.

      ------------------------------

      Wow! News from Penny Press that they have installed
      19 of their own wooden cabinet and PPF machines around the country.
      Some are there now and some will be on site during the next month
      Do you live near one of these venues?

      Paignton Dartmouth Steam Railway,
      Scarborough North Bay Railway, North Yorksire
      Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, North Yorkshire
      Swindon Steam Museum Railway, Wiltshire
      Paulton's Family Theme Park, Hampshire
      Dales Countryside Museum, North Yorkshire
      Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Devon
      West Somerset Railway, Somerset, (PP)
      Rutland Water Tourist centre, Leicestershire
      Milkyway Adventure Park, Devon
      Dairyland Farmworld, Cornwall
      Old MacDonald's Farm, Essex (PP)
      Sandwell Country Park, West Midlands (PP)
      Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
      Black Gang Chine, Isle of Wight
      Knockhatch Adventure Park, East Sussex ,
      Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Devon ,

      March 2012

      All the machines have been removed from

      Madame Tussauds London

      No explanations yet...

      ....and they are back. All serviced and ready for the new season.

      ------------------------------

      Sealife have taken the sea sancturies at

    • Hunstanton
    • Gweek
    • Oban

    • under their wing. The Pennymangle machines there will have some of the designs changed.

      ------------------------------

      UK Penny Press have installed a second machine in the Birmingham Art gallery and Museum This machine is located near the Staffordshire Hoard exhibit. All the designs are showing the pieces from this infamous find.

      ------------------------------

      With just a month to go before Easter, machine operators will be eager to put new machines in.
      Look out for those from
      Penny Press, PennyPressFactory,UK Penny Press,
      ThePennyPress
      and Pennymangle

      February 2012

      There is only one week left to get the pennies at
      Doctor Who Experience, London
      The single die Souvenir Penny machine is within the exhibit, so you have to pay, unless you ask nicely...

      The exhibition is heading back to Cardiff in the spring, maybe the machine will go with it ??

      ------------------------------

      Thanks again go to Alex Lougher who has found another machine from ThePennyPress and Kelham Industrial Museum in Sheffield.

      ------------------------------

      We might be a little late for the pennies at Seaton Tramway. This Penny Press machine is another that is being removed very, very soon...

      ------------------------------

      Time has been called on the Penny Press machines at

    • Wellington Country Park
    • Splashdown Poole
    • Splashdown Paignton
    • Caithness Crystal
      I gather through lack of use.

      But there are at least 6 new machines being placed in
      the South West very soon, watch this space...

      ------------------------------

      Matthew Lougher has found the first new machine of February at Rufford Park in Nottinghamshire The machine is from Penny Press, it is one of the wooden cased machines similar to nearby Sherwood Visitor Centre.

      ------------------------------

      The Penny Press have updated the machine in the
      Parc du Jardin, Longleat Center Parcs
      These now have 2012 on them.

      JANUARY 2012

      NEW MACHINES FOR
      TOWER BRIDGE


      The Penny Press have replaced the machines in Tower Bridge with these new, specially designed, look ones.
      The penny designs are the same, but they have now a dated engraving on the back of the penny.

      << Click Here For Details

      Tower Bridge Exhibition 2012

      ------------------------------

      Harrods have updated the store front design with 2012.
      #quickoffthemark !!

      ------------------------------

      No sooner had I said there wasn't any penny news than Matthew Lougher finds a PennyMen machine outside STAR MUGS COFFEE at the Tower of London

      ------------------------------

      Recent update of the PennyCollector pages show that machines at DYNAMIC EARTH, LOCHNESS DISCOVERY CENTRE, HEARTS CITY STORE in Scotland and the Pennymangle machine in the Birmingham Art Gallery have all been removed.

      ...the news might not be that drastic afterall....

    • HEARTS FC CITY STORE will be relocating to the
      NEW McCloud Street Superstore...

      ------------------------------

      Happy New Year Everybody
      News is very thin on the ground at the moment, but it will soon be Spring and that means NEW MACHINES !!

      DECEMBER

      All the seasonal machines in Hyde Park, Ice at the Tower and Hampton Court Palace.... have been supplied by
          from the Netherlands

      ------------------------------

      There will be a Pennymangle machine in CYBERCANDY when the BOXPARK, Shoreditch opens on the 3rd December. Details soon....

      NOVEMBER

      They are here.....the Winter market and Ice rink machines are back in London
      I heard from ETI-Medals that they have sent 5 machines for Hyde Park this year.

      ------------------------------

      After my visit to the Cliffs of Moher this year when the 5cents rolled horribly short, I am happy to report that all the machines have been returned to Penny Press for an overall. They are now back on site.
      See the new images here

      ------------------------------

      Things are a bit quiet at the moment so I am resorting to a bit of news for the future.
      There is an interesting development happening in the Shoreditch area of London. It is a 'Pop-Up' shopping centre, now I have heard of a pop-up restaurant before, but apparently this is the world's first pop-up shopping centre.
      You can see details of it
      here
      There could be more than one machine here when the centre opens at Christmas. Details when I receive them.....

      ------------------------------

      .....the Winter markets and Ice rinks are back in London from the 18th November, there should be machines back in Hyde Park, Ice at the Tower and Hampton Court Palace....

      ------------------------------

      ..... there should be at least one machine when Old MacDonalds Farm, Essex re-opens at Easter next year.

      ------------------------------

      Good News!The new PennyPressFactory GEM series machines for Blackpool Tower have been delivered. Scans of the first pennies from these machines can be seen here

      ------------------------------

      OCTOBER

      The new PennyPressFactory machines for Blackpool Tower should be in place in the first two week of November

      ------------------------------

      All you ebaY auction watchers might have seen this item. Have you noticed the the Penny Press Profits personised coin?

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      A new machine for Piccadilly, London. PennyMen have installed a machine in Splash Souvenirs on Coventry Street. This, I believe, is the entrance to the
      Trocadero Centre, where there are 4 other machines from Penny Press.
      PennyCollector details here....

      The Penny Men machine has been moved out of the Blind Beggar Pub and repositioned outside the Red Bus Tourist Shop, near Waterloo Station, London.

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      On a visit to Blackpool, Matthew Lougher discovered a third Eurolink machine in the cat house of Blackpool Zoo.
      The design is a picture of a Lion. It was Out Of Order though.

      Not strictly the U.K. but the machines do use British Pennies.
      Maquinas have installed 3 machines on The Rock
      See here for the PennyCollector page.

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      Keep checking back for news on a new machine in LONDON very soon, it will be in the Piccadilly area.

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      Penny Press are hoping to deliver their new machine to the MShed, Bristol in the next couple of days.
      Details here soon.....

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      New from ThePennyPress is this machine from the Blue Planet, Cheshire This makes 3 now.

      Also from ThePennyPress this one from The Tall Ship "Glenlee" at the Glasgow Transport Museum

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      Have you ever fancied your own machine? If you have, then check out this ebaY auction.

      Or if you fancied splashing out....This one

      SEPTEMBER

      I am working on an update that will list 28 new machines. OK, maybe not all new, but new to us.
      All the machines or the die rings are from Penny Press Factory Because of this they deserve their own page, it will be available here

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      The two new machines promised for the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester have been installed. Infact they look like they have been there a short while (thank you MOSI for returning my emails)
      You will find both in building No 3, Station Building. The designs are a Roman Centurion and
      I Manchester

            

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      We need someone who is available to go to the London Science Museum. I have had reports of more than one machine there.
      WE NEED TO CHECK IT OUT !!!

      It is about time there are machines in the major museums in London.

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      Once again Matthew Lougher has found a new machine.
      He discovered a sister machine to the Great Hall, Winchester It is in the Winchester Tourist Information office.

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      Pennymangle have put a second machine in to Weymouth Sea Life
      More details soon.....
      and don't forget there is a second machine at Brighton Sea Life

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      I would love to be able to tell you all about the new machines in Blackpool Tower, but I can't.
      But I can tell you about the new
      Pennymangle machine in

      The pennies roll excellently as usual, but they are the typical Merlin designs.

      You will notice the new instructional video inside the glass cover, see it here

      There is a machine from thePennyPress, but it has been there sometime.
      Use the entrance off the Promenade, use the stairs. It is on the Ballroom level next to the silver model of Blackpool Tower

      Woefully it is jammed at the moment....
      There is some urgency to get these pennies, the PennyPressFactory are putting new machines in and l fear this one could be removed

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      Blackpool Tower opens today!

      More details very soon.....

      AUGUST

      There are 3 new machines to report in Scotland.
      Edinburgh Zoo has a third machine from thePennyPress in the Jungle Cafe gift shop

      There are also 2 of the single die Souvenir Penny machines in the gift shops of

         

      Celtic FC

      Rangers FC

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      Yet another new location for Penny Press This time in a beautiful location, Ullswater Steamers in the Lake District

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      Whilst on my latest travels I called in to Twycross Zoo only to discover there was a Penny Press machine being delivered the following day.
      How unlucky was that? Machine details soon.

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      Matthew and Alexander Lougher have been out and about again, they report a Penny Press machine at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

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      How about this modification to the machine at Conkers A steering wheel from a Toyota car.
      Got to say it doesn't help with the action though. IMHO.

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      Another single die machine to report, Battersea Park Children's Zoo in London

      This machine has been here for years.
      This zoo is partnered with New Forest and Chestnuts, Derbyshire Owl and Otter centres.

      Try pennies from just after the change over, 1992, more of the design is visible. I don't know why???

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      The Black Country Living Museum has just received a new machine from Penny Press
      It has designs with a solid ring border, as PPP.

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      ThePennyPress have recently positioned three new machines

    • The Burrell Collection - Glasgow
    • The People's Palace - Glasgow
    • Fantasy Island -Skegness

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      CONKERS Discovery Centre has a Penny Press machine. It is just to the right of the reception desk. Unusually it has a Toyota steering wheel to operate it....

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      JULY

      Those eagle-eyed UK F1 viewers will have spotted a Penny Machine at the beginning of the BBC1 Hungarian GP coverage.
      It was after 1 minute 18 seconds. It will be on the iPlayer for a week HERE. UK only and only until 08/05/2011
      After this check YouTube

    • Check out PC for Hungarian locations and
    • for two Hungarian machine operators.

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      Matthew and Alexander Lougher report a single die machine at Chestnut Otter, Owl & Wildlife Centre

      and also a machine at Conkers Possibly from PennyPress. Details soon....

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      ThePennyPress have just installed a machine in the Camera-Obscura, Edinburgh

      It is on the pay side of the entrance, but if you email ahead.....YOU NEVER KNOW.

      Details here

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      Norma has got in contact again Crealy Amusement Park have now received their single 4 die machine
      The pennies are on their way, details here soon.

      Click Here

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      There have been three new Penny Press machines discovered in South Yorkshire andDerbyshire

      Alexander Lougher is new collector, he made the discovery of one at Graves Gallery, part of the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield. There is a similar machine at Weston Park Museum, which is part of the same group.

      The third is at Abraham Heights Country Park

      JUNE

      I have just had an extremely exhausting trip to London, Glasgow and then 6 days in Ireland
      But it was very productive.

      I met Joanne Powell in London where we were first rollers at the Oxford Tourist Centre Pennymangle machine.
      We even got to meet Henry from Pennymangle.

      See the results here

      Then in London we used the excellent PENNYMEN machines in m&m Store in Leicester Square

      We next went to The London Eye, these rolled very well of course.

      Joanne had to go home but I went to CHELSEA FC
      where they have two new Souvenir Penny machines
      and new designs.
      Email ahead and you may not have to pay the £6 entry fee to the Museum.

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      I had a great time touring Ireland
      Visiting all the locations on PennyCollector.I even found a couple of new machines
      All the Irish locations are on their own page

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      The Penny Press have recently sited two new
      machines in Ireland. They are at

    • Titanic Docks and Pump Room
    • Carroll's Souvenir and gift shop

      Pennymangle have just unveiled their latest machine
      It is at the Oxford Tourist Centre.

      Details of all these machines here soon

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      Exciting news for London with the opening of the
      m & m Store in Leicester Square

      There will be 3 Pennymen machines here. The store opens on June 13th at 10am.
      More details here soon.

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      MAY

      The London Eye has been rebranded
      The EDF London Eye.
      The designs in all three machines have been changed.

      Race you down there.....

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      Oxford Tourist Information Centre are to received their Pennymangle machine mid June.

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      The new machines in Legoland are now in place.

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      I think this one slipped the net. I had been aware of a penny from Verdant Works in Dundee, but it didn't appear on PC
      It was from a single die electric machine.

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      Do you save your pennies in Collector Books?
      Or just collect the books?
      These from The Penny Press are the
      first we have been able to offer.



      Order your books online here.

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      Another location to visit in Scotland is
      M & D's Theme Park
      near Glasgow
      The machine can be found in the gift
      shop of the Amazonia Rain Forest.

      It is a 4 die Souvenir Penny machine.

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      I have had to amend my records, apparently the
      machine at Lightwater Valley
      is a single die machine from AMA of Germany

      "

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      It is not often we get advance news from Ireland,
      but The Penny Presstell me that they have 2 machines
      ready to go out.
      Details will hopefully be soon.

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      If you are going to Edinburgh shortly, be sure to
      call in to the Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile,
      they are expecting a machine in the summer.....

      If you are going to London shortly, be sure to
      call in to Olympia there is another
      Doctor Who Experience Is there a machine.....?

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      Finally...Finally...I got to the machines in
      Chessington World of Adventure

      Two Pennypressfactory machines outside
      Arcade Adventures.

      A new machine discovered at Britain at War attraction near Tower bridge, London
      This single die machine has been there for years.....

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      Wendy Lanng has made the discovery of two
      new machines in Hastings.
      These are in the tickets offices of
      East Cliff and West Cliff funicular railways.

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      Matthew contacted me regarding
      Coventry Transport Museum
      That there are two electric machines there now, with similar Thrust designs.

      Also, in the gift shop, there are two special display sets on silver tokens featuring

    • Star Trek
    • Doctor Who

      Click the links for details.

      If you require these sets, please contact through this website.

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      There are two new machines going in to Legoland Windsor. These can be found in

    • Pirate Village (onsite now)
    • Atlantis ride (on site May 20th)

      Also, the steel framed machine within the Laser Raiders ride is being changed for a Lego® themed one.

      APRIL

      Pennycollector.com have a special coin set commemorating the Royal Wedding.
      See the set here.

      I have 10 sets of the Royal Wedding pennies put a side,
      if you would like a set please email me.

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      According to PC there is a single die Eurolink machine in the Hearts of Midlothian shop in Edinburgh. It has been there 2 years!!

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      The machine at s.s. Great Britain is a Penny Press machine, they also have on at the
      Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol.

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      Another exciting discovery whilst in Blackpool, Merlin Entertainments are improving the icon that is
      BLACKPOOL TOWER

      A Blackpool Dungeon, opening September 2011

      Blackpool Tower EYE, at the top of the tower

      Expect 3 machine here.

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      It is only 2 months until the Glasgow Motor Museum opens, there are three machines already there, just waiting for all the visitors

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      I am grateful to the Penny Pressed Factory for sending me a sample section of rolled pennies.
      The bonus is we found two machines from them

    • SS Great Britain in Bristol
    • Loch Lomond Stores in Balloch, on the side of Loch Lomond.

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      A big day today. Madame Tussauds are opening there latest waxworks in Blackpool.
      Pennymangle have installed two machines here. outside Rovers Return and alongside Ken Dodd

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      A first machine for a new operator
      UK Penny Press from the West Midlands,
      have installed a 4 die machine in the
      HMS Victory Museum in Portsmouth, Hampshire
      They do have more machines at a venue to be announced.

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      4 for WALES

      Details of four machines from The Penny Press discovered at

      The Waterfront Museum, Swansea
      National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
      Rhondda Heritage Park, Pontypridd
      Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon

      - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- -

      Also from The Penny Press the machines have gone back in to Oakwood Theme Park, refurbished and ready to go.

      Camelot Theme Park in Lancashire now has a machine in their NEW Birds of Prey Centre.

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      LONDON NEWS

      Pennymangle have installed a second machine in the Tower of London. It is in the Fusilier Museum. Which has just undergone a massive modernisation.

      One that might have slipped the net, there appears to be a second machine from The Penny Presson the walkway of Tower Bridge.

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      A new machine from Penny Pressed Profit has been logged on PC
      . It is at Tropical Butterfly House, Anston South Yorkshire
      It has 5 designs.

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      Three, FOUR, Five more Science Centres have 4 die machines.

      Souvenir Penny have a machine at
      Wallace & Gromit @ Spaceport

      W5 in Belfast have a machine in their gift shop

      TECHNIQUEST in Cardiff and Wrexham have a machine in their foyer to their science centre

      Eureka in Halifax have a The Penny Press machine in their gift shop

      More details to follow....!!

      March

      Madame Tussauds have removed the SILVERtokens from their machines until the short rolling problem is sorted out.
      It is a shame, the result was infact quite good.

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      As promised, here are details of the 2011 dated pennies from The Penny Press
      They have been placed in Centre Parcs, Longleat

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      New Machine News

      Wendy Lang has found a 4 die machine from Souvenir Penny in the lovely village of Buckler's Hard Just round the corner from Beaulieu Motor Museum.
      It is in the NEW Maritime Museum.

      There is a Penny Press machine in Snibston Park, Leicestershire.

      Penny Press also have a machine in The Great Hall, Winchester

      ......More details soon.......

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      HURRY...HURRY...HURRY

      The Tutankhamun exhibition at the Museum of Museums in Manchester is moving soon
      There is a 4 die machine there.

              

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      Wembley Stadium have installed a Pennymangle machine on their stadium tour.

      There was a single die machine in the Old Wembley ground tour.

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      There is now an 11th full time machine in Chester Zoo, a true commitment to penny machines from The Penny Press. The machine is there to raise awareness for European Endangered Species Programmes through EAZA Ape 2011.. All profits from the new machine
      will go to the charity.

      Chester Zoo page    

      Also available from the Ark Shop in the zoo are these specially produced collectors books

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      The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Manchester now as a third machine. It is a single penny machine in the acrylic case from SCOTRON (He is called Ron and he comes from Scotland)
      It shows the replica of the AVRO Triplane

      There are to have 2 more machines in the spring. These will be in the main museum building.

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      February

      There has been a rash of new locations listed in
      Cornwall
      and Devon according to PC

    • Kent's Cavern
    • Living Coasts
    • Paignton Zoo
    • Newquay Zoo
    • Paradise Park, Hayle
    • National Maritime Museum
      All these locations have Penny Press machines.
      I believe I told you they like small zoos. Check on your local one.

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      There was good and bad news from
      Lightwater Valley, Yorkshire
      Yes, there is a new machine, but not the 4 die version expected from Souvenir Penny
      We have yet to see a picture of the machine,
      but here is the penny.

      Tantalislingly close, but no pennies.
      SNO!ZONE GLASGOW

      Better luck next time.

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      News of the Ferrari World machines,
      there are to be 6 of them.
      They are crated up and just ready to be shipped.
      They are the mk4 version from
      PennyPressProfits

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      I have finally updated the Collector's Link


      Check it out here

      I am wanting more links to penny collection sites.
      Please email me with information.

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      All three machines in Harrods. London have had the dated penny changed to the 2011 design.

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      There will be news of a new machine from
      Pennymangle
      very soon

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      News gleaned from Pennycollector is there is a THIRD
      machine in London Zoo

      The old machine from Namco Station on the Embankment has found it's way to a souvenir shop opposite the British Library on Gt Russell street.
      This is London BTW.

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      PennyPressProfits are expanding the use of their
      'GEM' series machines.
      These are the machines that have the video instruction display on the machines.
      the new machines will be in Alton Towers....and...
      Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
      This machine maybe preloaded with 'SILVER' blanks.

      See details of the GEM machines here

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      JANUARY 2011

      There are three new locations on the
      Scottish
      page of Pennycollector

    • Sno!zone - Glasgow
    • Scottish Deer Centre - Fife
    • Scottish Seabird Centre - North Berwick

      All details here

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      OK, with the bad news out of the way, from PennyCollector we find a new venue. Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. South Yorkshire has a 4 die machine in the children's play area.
      Detail as the come....

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      There is a bad start to the year. TM reports via Pennycollector that The Bug World in Liverpool
      has closed, so two machines lost here.
      They may of course open in another location.

      Also, the machine at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been moved/removed.
      Bad news for Merseyside but hopefully there will be a machine or two in the new Liverpool Museum which opens this year.

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      Happy New Year everybody!
      Happy Penny Collecting, Let's hope there are as many new machines this year, as in 2010

      Norma reports Crealy Amusement Park are receiving new machines in the spring. We will
      have to wait to find out the details.
      But it is a start....

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      December

      Chester Zoo are hoping to have a machine with designs commemorating their fund raising campaign for EAZA Ape 2011.Details as soon as we have them.

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      London Update: The new machines at Mme Tussauds are back and working. See details here
      See details of the Hyde Park, Tower of london and Hampton Court Palace machines here

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      Early news in December from The Penny Press,
      there will be dated pennies produced in 2011.
      Details shortly.

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      November

      There is some promising news coming from Mme Tussauds The new machines should be back on site within two weeks, touch wood, fingers crossed, stroke your lucky heather!

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      A seasonal machine has been placed at Chester Zoo The designs are Father Christmas, Reindeer, Snowman, and Christmas tree
      Scans are on here and PC now .
      Download a Zoo map here

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      If you are passing through Devon please call in to Crealy Amusement Park They have a 4 die machine, but I cannot get any other information, no matter how many phone calls or emails i send.

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      We have news from UK collector, Lucy B that the machines in the Chelsea Football Club museum have been changed from the wooden cabinets to the perspex designs already used in Liverpool FC and U Boat Story, Merseyside

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      WINTER WONDERLAND returns to LONDON on November 16th, there will be 5 machines from German manufacturer ETI-MEDALS

      The machines will be at:

    • Hyde Park
    • Hampton Court Palace
    • Tower Bridge

      Penny designs will be here shortly....watch this space

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      The new machines at Mme Tussauds have disappeared again. No explanation has been given from either the venue or HBLeisure who maintain the amusements there.

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      October

      Jo Powell received some incredible news this week. Chester Zoo now has 10 machines and 11 by Christmas.

      You're eyes are not deceiving you, that is 11 machines!

      This will be comparable with the larger zoos in the U.S.A.

      We are now waiting for info on where they are in the zoo, but with that many they must nearly be on every corner.....Click for details.

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      PENNYCOLLECTOR reports a new machine on Llandudno Pier.
      It is the bar at the end of the pier, just inside the doorway.
      If you have details, please let us know.

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      PENNY PRESS PROFITS have emailed to say they have placed 2 machines at XSCAPE - BRAEHEAD just outside Glasgow.
      So, if you are going brushing up on your winter sport skills, we would love to know the details

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      These are the first images of the new
      Manchester United machine.

      Things have changed in the museum, you now should really pay the £20 museum admission fee!
      Machine 1 is on level 2 and the new machine is on level 1 which is the trophy floor and cafe.

      Why don't they have a machine in the souvenir shop? They have thousands of people through there each day.....

      September

      Pennycollector reports that there is a machine from Penny Press at the Port Lympne zoo in KENT.
      They do like the smaller zoos, check out all that are near to you...

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      There will be 3 NEW machines in the Transport Museum of Transport when it relocates to the riverside in Glasgow in spring 2011.

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      The 2nd machine has been installed in the Manchester United Museum from Pennymangle. Details to follow....

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      The Penny Press machine has been repaired at
      Paradise Park, in Hertfordshire

      But, a similar machine at the Forest Centre in Bedfordshire is broken and may not be repaired :(

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      I had a great find on 4 retired pennies from Lakes Aquarium, Beatrix Potter, Blackpool Tower World and Butlins Holiday world


      Check out the images here

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      First pictures of the new machines at
      Madame Tussauds, LONDON

      And they certainly are different....

    • Each machine has a TV screen giving instructions how to use the machine
    • The pennies are supplied from a hopper with in the machine...not all new I am afraid :(
    • Check out the penny scans here

      3 machines together after the taxi ride and 1 in the gift shop

      August

      WHY ARE WE WAITING?
      So long for the site to be finished.
      I am just as impatient as you to see all the links working.
      I am working hard to make it happen

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      Another last minute update to August,
      Paington Pier has a 4 die machine, according to Penny Collector.com
      See the images here.

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      Some sad news to finish August with.
      Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh have had the 4 die machine removed. The lady I spoke to said it was unreliable and the customers didnt like paying £1.

      If anyone has a spare set from that machine please let me know...

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      HB Leisure tell me that the 4 new style machines are now in Madame Tussauds I don't know the positions, but expect to do so soon.

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      I now have the details of the machine at
      Liverpool John Lennon Airport

      It is a 'Press-A-Penny' 4 die machine from CANADA
      Apparently this is the first one of their machines to be imported in to the country.

      Keep your eyes open if you are flying from a UK airport in the future.


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      Do you live near Blackpool or Brighton?
      New machines have been reported from these places, but with no details as yet.

    • In the amusements on Brighton Pier
    • Outside Haunted Crypt on the South Shore

      Can you help?

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      I made a trip to Newcastle to visit the 5 new PPP machines. None of them were working!
      Fair play to them, I left the money I would have spent with there marketing department and they are sending the pennies on.

      Well all except the Great North Hancock museum machine which has a cracked die.
      See the updated designs here.

      UPDATE
      The pennies arrived very quickly, even some from the damaged machine.
      See the scans on the "Independent" map page.

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      My next trip is to Cornwall, I have heard there are new machines and it is an area I haven't been to since I was a lad.
      So things must have changed a lot!

      Details about The Flambard Experience have been sketchy up to now but I believe there are 2 Penny Press machines there.

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      You know how things just happen. Following up on Jo Powell's discovery of a machine at Woodland's Family Park Well, upon checking their website, we noticed they had a sister site in Leicestershire

      and yes they do have a 4 die machine. Details will follow.

      The same happened with Splashdown @ Poole
      From their descriptions, they are PPP -Penny Souvenir- machines.
      Again, more details will be on here soon!

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      Get new machine details quicker when you

      JULY

      Don't you just love your friends?

      One of mine brought me a penny back from Oakwood Leisure in Wales.

      The machine is from The Penny Press® But check before you rush down there, I believe the machine is Out for Repair

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      This needs checking out too. I have been told there is a 4 die machine in the departure lounge of Liverpool John Lennon Airport
      I have emailed Scotron and One Penny Productions who are the most likely operators.

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      The Glasgow Museum of Transport has closed to re-locate.
      I hope you all got your pennies from there.
      It will open again in 2011
      Watch this space...

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      Pennymangle have supplied a 4 die machine to Sea Life Centre in Bray,
      Republic of Ireland.
      The machine is available today (07/07/2010)

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      HBLeisure are to introduce four new machines into Madame Tussauds. They are to be the new frame and perspex design that Pennymangle have been using for a couple of years now.

      They have had one on trial in the gift shop for a few weeks now. Check out the designs here.

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      TYNE & WEAR MUSEUMS are still waiting for their new machine at Segedunum, click here for the designs of this machine and other new ones they have just placed,

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      - JUNE -

      Heritage Attractions, have placed a 4 die Souvenir Penny machine in Alum Bay Glass @ The Needles in the Isle of Wight, they also manage "Land's End" and "Mount Snowdon". They surprisingly don't have any machines at Lightwater Valley in Yorkshire.

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      Jo Powell has let me know about two new machines she and her partner Mark discovered on a trip to Plymouth. They are, a new 4 die Souvenir Penny machine alongside the existing machine in the Plymouth Aquarium and a EUROLINK machine in the Tourist Information building across the bridge.
      Also by talking to someone in the aquarium she also discovered another 4 die machine in the Woodlands Family & Leisure Park near Dartmouth - Devon.

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      No sooner had PENNYMANGLE celebrated their 40th location, than it is now 42
      Their newest machine is going into the
      TOWER of LONDON
      Then there will be a machine in the gift shop of Norwich Castle.
      More to follow...

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      We now know the locations of four more PennyPress machines,

    • Wellington Park...Berkshire
    • Beale Park Gift Store... Berkshire
    • Paradise Wild life Park...Hertfordshire
    • Sea Life Adventure Island...Southend-on-Sea


    • Penny Press do seem to like these small zoos, so if you have one near you - especially the smaller ones - please check them out...

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      MERSEYSIDE has seen a number of machine changes recently. SCOTRON have replaced three Eurolink machines for new perspex cased machines, branded
      PENNY SOUVENIR
      the designs are the same. These machines are located at

      • Liverpool Football ground
      • The Beatles Story @ Pier Head

      BUG World on the 'Albert Dock' has received a second 'The Penny Press' machine from One Penny Productions

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      I had an exciting find at the Aviation Park, Manchester airport. Must have been sixth sense, but i looked in to the shop on site, it was closed, and there was a machine from The Penny Press.
      Must go back very soon...

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      - MAY -

      Penny Press

      (distinctive machines with wooden cabinets)
      have recently placed 3 machines in the East of England,
      and one at Woburn Safari
      with 5 more ....

      • Southend 'Adventure Island'
      • Muncaster Castle - 'Owl Rescue'
      • Flamingoland - 2 more machines
      • Two machines for Scotland
      • Culloden and William Wallace Monument

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      PENNYMANGLE have hit the magic 40


      See all their listings soon

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      All roads will be heading to the North East soon...
      Museums around NEWCASTLE have machines installed from

      PressedPennyProfits

      More details to follow....

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      HBLeisure.co.uk
      have changed 3 machines recently.
      2 for Chessington Zoo
      and a replacement for a Mme Tussards machine.

      And installed 3 new ones at Alton Towers.
      Alton Tower Hotel
      Splash Landings Hotel
      Mutiny Bay store (in the park)

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      That is all for now
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