When we were young, our mother insisted on the daily communal recitation of the Rosary.

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Boys Toys of the 50s


In an attempt to revitalise the toy industry after the end of World War I, the American Tootsie Toys company introduced a new range of innovative pocket-sized diecast toys in 1918. Tootsie’s success in the USA inspired Frank Hornby, one of Britain‘s leading toy manufacturers, to try to do the same in Britain. Already a household name with his pre-war invention ‘Mechanics Made Easy’ sets (later and more commonly known as Meccano), in 1920 Hornby turned his attention to developing a new “O” gauge toy railway system.

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