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Photo: Frank Orrell
Views: 1,659
Item #: 31836
Santa at Oxley's store in 1967

Comment by: Veronica on 24th January 2020 at 05:07

Children happy with simple toys in those days!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th January 2020 at 10:33

What a lovely photo....the little boys and girls with balaclavas and bonnets and such innocent faces. I remember Oxley's had a pay-system where the customer's payment was whizzed along a chute to the upstairs cash office and their change and receipt came whizzing back down. I love the simplicity of the decorations and of the toys on display.....not a technical object in sight; the fun they provided would have come straight from the imaginations of those children.

Comment by: Paul Lange on 9th February 2020 at 22:03

I worked there late 60's early 70's. "Are you being served" didn't come close to the antics that went on here.

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