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Pollock's Toy Museum
This week JOHN SNAGGE visits the toy museum in Scala Street that specialises in toy theatres. In the 19th-century toy theatre sheets were sold ' penny plain and tuppence coloured.' By the turn of the century they had almost disappeared but for the efforts of Benjamin Pollock , who devoted his life to them. In 1955 Mrs Marguerite Fawdry bought up all the copper plates and a large stock of old theatrical prints that formed the stock of the original Pollock's Toy Theatre Shop and they are now permanently preserved. The museum also contains dolls, bygone toys, peep-shows. jigsaw puzzles and a curious musical instrument - a polyphone.
Producer ROGER CLARK

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