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DO YOU REMEMBER: A 70s toy shop popular with a Pinner comedian

 Published on: 10th August 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

This photo was sent in by Simon Myers, who wonders how many Pinner residents still remember the Margery Daw toy shop in Pinner High Street.

In the 1970s, the shop was run by Simon’s parents, Daphne and Anthony Myers, and was named after the nursery rhyme of the same name. It sold a wide range of toys which were popular at the time, including Matchbox cars, Subbuteo football, Airfix models, Britain’s toy animals, and Spears games, as well as a selection of children’s books.

Simon said: “Christmas was always a busy time for the shop, and my father always ensured that there would be a lavish seasonal window display.

“The comedian Ronnie Barker, who lived in Pinner at the time, was a regular customer. His favourite items were the practical jokes and tricks, such as Dirty Fido!”

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Photo Credit: Simon Myers

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