Story: Arcade, computer and video games

Skittle alley, Russell, 1890s (1st of 2)

Nineteenth-century Russell's skittle alley was a long rectangular building on York Street, the thin track on the left-hand side of the photograph (zoom out to see this). It was behind the Pacific Hotel and handily located to entice hotel patrons through its doors. The building was also used for community dances. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Arcade, computer and video games - Arcade games: 19th century to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013