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QUOTE (dwb @ 8 Jul 2007, 21:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Matchbox is probably the toy I remember best from my early childhood. They had the advantage over the trains of being much more affordable and widely on sale.

Very true David,

When I was a lad I was in the local church choir (duck and wait for comment from DBC50). During the summer, weddings were a lucrative source of income for a nine year old as we were paid 2/6(12.5p) for each one we sang at. Over the road from the church was Hornes toy and wool shop where a Matchbox car could be bought for 2/-(10p). No prizes for guessing where my earnings went.

Those were the days!

Regards

John
 
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