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A Century of Toys


We love Toys - and we couldn't resist getting some of our Museum toys out of their boxes and having a play - it's what kids have been doing for five generations thanks to Woolworths, a tradition which Shop Direct Group now continues. The video is presented in HTML5 with video.js. Closed captions are available by clicking the 'CC' button, if you have this feature enabled in your browser.



From 'Values for the Future' (2002). Remastered by 3d and 6d Pictures Ltd for the Woolworths Museum
Sound track elements courtesy of 2|Entertain © Copyright BBC Worldwide Ltd


"Sell a toy, spread some joy"
Frank W. Woolworth, Proprietor

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

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