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I worked in the toy department when it occupied Ebenezer house, another outpost of Dennis Rastrick's empire.

From tricycles in the basement accessed by a hatch in the sales floor (we nearly lost a few staff and customers down the hole.) All the historically domestic rooms upstairs were given over to stockrooms; the Lego room, the bike loft, the dolls room (scarey in the half light of a 40 watt bulb) and debits - in the bath!

AnĀ upstairs room was used for a time as the DM's dining room I was told.

We used to shut the shop when the Chelsea supporters were herded down the underpass by the police on their way back to the station from a football match.

Kath Hill and May Howarth were my right hand men, perfectly formed under 5' to get around under the beams.

By Richard Symonds
On 19/04/2008

I too spent 6 months working here in 1987 under the very strict and stern Mr Rastrick.  Good time but a trek to get to the shop floor, up that ramp horrid in the rain going to tea break and the kids used to wreck the display toys as we tidied up each Saturday, we would be retrieving bits of toys from up and down Queens Road.

By Katie.wingfield
On 05/12/2017