Jimmy Jones funeral on Thursday
The funeral of Great Yarmouth’s Jimmy Jones, who died on Tuesday of last week, will take place at St Nicholas Minster Church, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, at 2.30pm on Thursday, April 5.
Jones was awarded the MBE in 2009 for his services to sport and in particular for helping young people to become involved in football. He was for many years the CEO of Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, which was founded by his father-in-law Albert Botton. A keen footballer, Jones was at one time a director of Norwich City Football Club and was also president of Gorleston Football Club. He came from a well-known West Country showland family, eventually marrying Albert Botton’s daughter Jane. The Pleasure Beach is now run by their son Albert. Jones, who died after a long illness, aged 73, also leaves a daughter, Elizabeth.
UK bowling operator Tenpin, part of the Essenden group, has agreed a new machines contract with Bandai Namco Amusement Europe.
The Spanish coin machine industry was shocked to learn of the death of Joaquim Falgas Pages of Industrias Falgas, the world’s largest producer of kiddie rides, on July 17. He was only 41 years.
One of the biggest names in tenpin bowling is getting out of the business. Brunswick Corporation announced last Thursday an agreement with Bowlmor AMF to sell its bowling operation for £270m.
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