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Toys and Games Gallery

A century of toys from Woolworths

WorthIt! Toys for £1 each in 2008 - the equivalent of threepence in 1909Simple toys at rock bottom prices - the hallmark of Woolworths in the early days

 

Wonders from Woolies

Our great grandparents' toys   It's magic

Character brands    Just window dressing    The Lion and Albert

Wartime Toys   50 years ago    Mum & dad's toys    The race for space

Cool for School   Woolies by Woolies at Woolies   80s and 90s Toys   

Wooly and Worth    Kids and Celebrations    Century of Toys Video


Bonus Items - The History of Chad Valley

Although now owned by Argos/Home Retail Group, Chad Valley was rescued by Woolworths and a key part of the firm's offer for 21 years

Toys for Toffs    TV changes everything


Chad Valley toys and their Royal Warrant from H.M. Queen Elizabeth (wife of King George VI) in 1937

 
"Sell a toy, spread some joy"
Frank W. Woolworth - letter to stores. November 1909.