The Lost Precinct Advent Calendar – #12: Rumbelows

Toys for Big Girls and Boys

For the halfway point of our Advent Calendar, we now focus on toys for older children.

The Ad of Christmas Past

Rumbelows’ 1983 advertisement waxed lyrical over the latest washing machines and video recorders. Our animated couple gazes at the Hotpoint 95450 washing machine marked down from £299.99 to £269.99. In 1983, this was quite a fair amount (the equivalent to £852.45 in today’s money). The Beko WM74165W goes for that price today and offers A+++ energy efficiency. Continue reading “The Lost Precinct Advent Calendar – #12: Rumbelows”