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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 pm

Here's one for the Swindon lads,

This is a C3P0 trilogo cardback from my childhood, bought in Trents at the bottom of town.

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Trents later became Beaties and then closed down in the late 90's. It reopened as a pub (the bedroom I think?) in the early 2000's. God knows what it is now.

I have great memories of this toy shop, downstairs had star wars, MOTU, A Team, Transformers etc and upstairs had all the Tamiya RC stuff and BMX's for the older kids. I also met Darth Vader here when he did his UK tour but the thing I remember most was the big dustbin they had by the tills with all the discount stock, looking at the price stickers on this one I'm pretty sure that's where he came from.

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Alisdairmac » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:49 am

Is this thread still going? I am interested in UK stickers and have a few I can put up?

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Cazza » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:53 pm

Alisdairmac wrote:Is this thread still going? I am interested in UK stickers and have a few I can put up?


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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby StarWarsFan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:54 pm

Ruby2511 wrote:Woolworths in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire was were my Mama took us for our figures on a Saturday for a treat. We started off at Wimpey for a burger and chips and a knickerbocker glory, then off to Woolworths to pick a figure. Good times :D

Here is a picture of the store, it was friggin huge and had the biggest toy section you have ever seen.

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Russ :D


Miss Woolworths

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby coomber75 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:07 pm

there was a great toy shop in Hereford called chads, am sure ive seen a sticker on here somewhere... used to go there mum worked at marks and sparks on a saturday so would go get lunch in town and wander through chads... sold everything from hardware toys beds... good old fashioned department store... great toy department... my figs came from there.. would love to own a carded fig with that on it

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby lejackal » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:27 pm

Cazza wrote:
Alisdairmac wrote:Is this thread still going? I am interested in UK stickers and have a few I can put up?


Absolutely!

Definitely, I’ve been a bit slack though :oops:

I’ve got a folder with a few in on my laptop as well that I need to upload

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Ruby2511 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:42 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:
Ruby2511 wrote:Woolworths in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire was were my Mama took us for our figures on a Saturday for a treat. We started off at Wimpey for a burger and chips and a knickerbocker glory, then off to Woolworths to pick a figure. Good times :D

Here is a picture of the store, it was friggin huge and had the biggest toy section you have ever seen.

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Russ :D


Miss Woolworths


It was the type of store that you could get everything from. The vinyl records were great, not forgetting the pick and mix as well :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Alisdairmac » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:32 pm

Ruby2511 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:
Ruby2511 wrote:Woolworths in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire was were my Mama took us for our figures on a Saturday for a treat. We started off at Wimpey for a burger and chips and a knickerbocker glory, then off to Woolworths to pick a figure. Good times :D

Here is a picture of the store, it was friggin huge and had the biggest toy section you have ever seen.

3815747182_def4a36168_b.jpg

Russ :D


Miss Woolworths


It was the type of store that you could get everything from. The vinyl records were great, not forgetting the pick and mix as well :lol: :lol: :lol:

That pick and.mix was.always so bloody expensive

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Alisdairmac » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:34 pm

Here is the first one. It wasn't one of my childhood shops but was not far from where I stay now
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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Alisdairmac » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:38 pm

Anyone know this one?
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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby StarWarsFan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:10 pm

Alisdairmac wrote:Anyone know this one?


No sorry

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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby Cazza » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:39 pm

Here's a few I have...
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Re: A Trip Down Memory Lane - photo donation and discussion thread

Postby coomber75 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:54 pm

omg seymours... i thought my little town to have one of those :shock:


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