shop & photo source unknown but Hammonds was similar
Colin Bell asks Who remembers Hammonds Toy Shop, where you put a penny in the window slot to make the train go round?
Alan Esdaile… Remember it well. Anyone got a photo?
Martin Richter… anyone got a penny? i think the coin-slots were still there the last time i was there?
Yvonne Cleland… My mum ALWAYS had a penny to spare for this when we lived at Marina. Magic xxx
Peter Fairless… Yes, used to be an add on to the regular Christmas trip to see Kings Road lights. A walk down to the front to see the train and then walk back up to Kings Road and some sweets from Woolworths!
Steve Cooke… Loved it. Great shop and always a grand window.
Bernard Goffredo… Loved that when I was a kid
Steve Fox… Oh yes.
Judie Struys… I do indeed. My bus stop was just outside x
Andy Clarke… I also remember the toy shop at Silverhill had one that took 2p to get it going.
Steve Thorpe… Remember Hammonds, I put £1 per week from my paper round on account and eventually paid for a train set!
Alan Esdaile… one penny! and how exciting and happy we were to watch it go round.
Martin Richter… bus fare to my nan’s and her *magic cupboard* was a ha’penny