Created on 05-10-2014
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From: "DAVID CROSS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: bingo website
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 20:31:14 +0000
My name is Dave Cross, I live in West Yorkshire, but grew up in Lancashire where the love of bingo machines grew up on me whilst in my teens.
It was only in 2002 that I had the privilege to buy my own bingo after all the elements came together.
Firstly, I bought a computer, hooked up to the internet and saw an advert from a man in Belgium who had 9 machines for sale, as I hadnt seen any for sale in England I decided that this was for me, so I made a 25 round trip of 860 miles there and back. Very fortunately for me, these machines were of a good standard apart from bits missing, and so needed the minimum amount of work.
Before I bought these I had no prior knowledge of electrics or circuits etc !! But have since learned that they arent as frightening as they first appear!
Phil Hooper was to be of great assistance to me over the following months and years, and even made a house call when he was over here on vacation ( bless him !) and also his brilliant bingo site.
As a lad, my favourite machine would have been the TOUCHDOWN, but also had the pleasure of various others here and there.
I have now owned approx 13 machines, including the following:-
Golden Gate, Beach Time, Miss America 1957, Ballerina, Can Can, Sea Island, Carnival Queen, Big Time.
Some of which I have passed on to other happy bingo fans across the U.K.
I have seen other machines up and down, but donít know of many more than 40 machines altogether.
It would be nice if we had a register of machines and men and where they live etc. just to see how many there actually are about these days.
Bye for now