Our Backstory!

Our Backstory!
I grew-up surrounded by traditional toys and games as a result of being born into the family business which began life in 1920 not long after my paternal grandfather made his way back to Scarborough after seeing Military Medal-winning action at Passchendaele, Belgium, in WW1.

It lasted until my father retired by which time it had lived its heyday as the go-to toy and games emporium with three shops in different parts of the town and which catered for a mix of locals and holiday-makers. 

In creating 'Wistful Play', and launching on what would have been dad's 91st birthday in the centenary year of the family business, I like to think that I'm carrying on the same love of traditional toys and games - albeit in a C21st century setting which my ancestors would have marvelled at. 

I've written the completed story - suitably illustrated with various photographs dating back to the early 1940s - and which is available to read and download in PDF format. (Opens in new window)

> Wilderspin's - A real-life 'Toy Story'

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