Retro videogames on offer at Welwyn Garden City barber

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 April 2013

Owner Frank Monastero plays the classic arcade game Pacman

Owner Frank Monastero plays the classic arcade game Pacman


GAMERS can revisit their childhood at a Welwyn Garden City barber this month after a series of retro arcade games were installed to raise money for charity.

Frank Monastero, owner of Frank’s Barbers in Howardsgate, has installed the devices to raise money for the Isabel Hospice and promote a new website.

The site,, has been designed by Matt Shaw from Welwyn who has a passion for all types of games.

The 38-year-old set up the website so people could revist the games they used to play and have somewhere to talk about their experiences online.

Rob Armstrong, a colleague of Matt’s who helped to set up the site, said: “The site is a fun nostalgic thing and we hope it will being back memories for a lot of people.

“Matt has been getting his haircut at Frank’s for the last 26 to 27 years so he had talked about the idea to Frank who let him put the games in here.”

The pair are hoping to raise around £500 for the hospice.

The arcade games will be in Frank’s Barbers until the end of April, to find out more visit

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