The Lost Precinct Advent Calendar – #11: Toy and Hobby

Playtime with Cuddly Ken

The Ad of Christmas Past

Oh, the excitement of a real toy shop. Never mind the toy counter in Woolworths or the half hearted toy section in Boots (best for baby, not so for teenager till they sold VIC 20s and ZX81s). In the North West of England, Toy and Hobby was the place, and this 1980 advert captured the spirit of it pretty well. Continue reading “The Lost Precinct Advent Calendar – #11: Toy and Hobby”