Toy Shop

  • Subject: Oral History
A shop window showing toy robots, a music box and wooden blocks

Memories of Lorimers, a stationery shop with toys, thought to have been at 17 High Street. 

In this audio you can hear Judith. 

The audio is 37 seconds long.

Audio Transcript: 

Judith

And how it started as Noteus and then became Lorimers, but it’s basically the same thing which was the stationers, but it was… had a front shop and a back shop and the front shop had stationery had got cards, picture frames, ink pens, paper, that sort of thing. And the back shop had toys. And they, for a small shop, they had an amazing selection of toys. I remember getting a pair of stilts there for my cousin’s son. I’d been up to Hamleys and couldn’t get them there, came down and found them in in Lorimers. So, I think that’s the only toy shop that I remember.

 

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A shop window showing toy robots, a music box and wooden blocks

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