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#797514 - 1st Jun 2013 11:55am What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West?
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Does anyone recall during the later 1960s in Grange Road West a toy shop, that had in the window a train set, which could be set in motion by inserting a penny into a machine outside? Any info, location or other details would be very welcome


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#797662 - 2nd Jun 2013 8:06am Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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#797669 - 2nd Jun 2013 8:35am Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Hedgehog]
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Zodiac are listed being at 14 Borough Pavement, Grange Precinct, 1976 and after. No show before that in Grange Rd West.
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#797673 - 2nd Jun 2013 9:22am Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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is the model/airfix shop in grange rd west? its still there too
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#797720 - 2nd Jun 2013 11:42am Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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Not sure folks, had a conversation with someone recently who mentioned this shop in GRW with the model train display. I had no idea

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#798496 - 5th Jun 2013 2:06pm Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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That was robs if I remember rightly

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#798560 - 5th Jun 2013 6:58pm Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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Toy and hobby?

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#798663 - 5th Jun 2013 11:36pm Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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Robbs was in Grange Road West or Grange Road, towards the top near Charing Cross? Toy & Hobby escapes my recall, any more info on that?

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#798690 - 6th Jun 2013 9:29am Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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toy and hobby was at the top end of grange road in the late 1980s
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#798710 - 6th Jun 2013 11:31am Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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Originally Posted By: Erainn
Robbs was in Grange Road West or Grange Road, towards the top near Charing Cross? Toy & Hobby escapes my recall, any more info on that?


Robb's was in Grange Rd. roughly opposite Pyke's at the top of Vincent St. It was the major up-market department store. It had lifts with white gloved attendants and a restaurant called the Oak Room. This pic. shows part of the building.
http://goo.gl/maps/STcjI
I don't remember Toy and Hobby.
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#798758 - 6th Jun 2013 4:08pm Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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Chris, many thanks for the confirmation of that and the image too, had thought so..not sure 'Toy & Hobby' was the shop mentioned by my friend, who was talking about a place during the late 1960s into the 70s. He seemed pretty sure it was down Grange Road West and mentioned a slot machine outside in which you placed a penny, which in turn fired up the train set in the display...

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#798783 - 6th Jun 2013 5:52pm Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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model shop in Oxton road had a train set in the window,
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#798848 - 6th Jun 2013 9:49pm Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: kimpri]
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Hi kimpri1, when would that be? Do you have any more information or any photos by chance?

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#799225 - 9th Jun 2013 8:54am Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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Yes. It was Oxton Road. On the left as you approach the Cross

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#799325 - 9th Jun 2013 5:14pm Re: What Was The Toy Shop In Grange Road West? [Re: Erainn]
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If I remember correctly there a was a dolls hospital on Argyle Street between Oliver Lane and Grange Road it might have been the building called "Eden" in the picture from Google Maps. My mum used to get replacement eyes for my teddy bear from there. Some 50 odd years ago.


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