Toy shops of Birmingham we loved and lost

Toy shops of Birmingham we loved and lost

There’s lots of excitement over the news that Hamley’s is opening a store at Resorts World Birmingham.
It got us thinking back to all the toy and model shops we’ve had in the city over the years.
These were the places we loved to go as kids, to try out the latest Meccano and Airfix models, drool over the new Sindy fashions or play on the Fisher Price record players.
Which toy shops do you remember in Birmingham?
Barnbys This lovely toy shop was at the end of the Great Western Arcade, opposite Snow Hill Station in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
It was a children’s treasure trove and definitely the... read more

9 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 40

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