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    There used to be a wide variety of vending machines especially at Preston bus station then the biggest bus station in Europe. It is still there now

    You could buy hot dogs, chips, cartons of milk, tea & coffee, amongst a few others

    The chip machine contained cooking oil to fry the chips. These chip machines were even situated on filling station forecourts. Who was the brain wave behind that idea? Two inflammatory products in the same place. These chip machines now cook chips in a built in microwave

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    We lived in a smallish town, so vending machines were a bit of a rarity and something to take a look at when we came upon one in our travels. The chip frying one sounds fascinating and I had no idea they even existed--did you get sachets of salt, vinegar etc when you bought your chips?

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    Yes Staffslad they included sachets of salt/vinegar/brown & ketchup

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Wow, all this talk of chips is making me peckish. I hope they were proper chips, not those anaemic French Fries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    We lived in a smallish town, so vending machines were a bit of a rarity and something to take a look at when we came upon one in our travels. The chip frying one sounds fascinating and I had no idea they even existed--did you get sachets of salt, vinegar etc when you bought your chips?
    Though I have been a few times, it sounds fantastic Preston Bus Stn Twocky!"

    The Vending Machines sound ace in what they offered - I recall at my local Bus Stn in the mid 1990s compared to other places, we appearedd at least "regionaly" to be the first to install Hot Drinks Machines (and if me and my late best Friend decided on an afternoon/day out) we would forever be selecting (or he would)9 Coffees etc as Cappunchno and the like was fairly new in those day's)!! It was the same when we both attended College too

    Though it is 7 and a half years since he died and passing these Vending Machines often offer pause for thought about him and make me recall our best times - another memory of Vending Machines was at my first Secondary - where we had one near the Woodwork Blopck (if not the main one0 and we always was involved in a mad clobber to get to it at Break/s and Lunch as it offered Diluted Pop, Tea and Coffee and Beveril and even Soup/s! For someone often not leaving his own Town as I did in 1988/89/90 there or rather not taking much of an interest in life elsewhere and being a tad shy - this was real novel to discover and I often thought (and still wonder) if it was unique at the time Schools-wise as nobody else as ever mentioned "the being of one in their School"!! Sure those day's was happy day's and memories indeed!

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    For some reason I always remember that the vending machine at our local swimming pool always had Chewitts in it, loved those. They also had a Moon Cresta Arcade Machine, which i preferred playing to swimming.

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    That has reminded me that our local swimming baths had a hot drinks machine in the 70s. When I say local I mean the nearest to us but in another town as we didn't have one. I think it was the first vending machine I saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    Wow, all this talk of chips is making me peckish. I hope they were proper chips, not those anaemic French Fries.
    I think they might have been oven/microwave chips

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Not a real Klix vending machine but a cookie tin looking like one lol
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    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Here's another vending machine P


    Many hospitals have rotary vending machines which contain meals you can cook them in the microwave next to it
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    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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