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#1 Wiirone

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 06:51 PM

Hello everyone. I have a couple of questions I wonder if anyone can answer. Firstly, does anyone know of a 'Doll's Hospital' ever existing in Penge Road? This would have been somewhere children could take their broken toys to be repaired and I imagine from the name they specialised in fixing dolls. My mum's family lived in King's Road South Norwood and she once mentioned that there used to be one nearby - likely it would have been in existence during the late 1940s-early 50s but may have been founded long before. I got the impression it was located just past the northern end of Kings Road and the railway bridge there but I have no idea if it was a commercial building or simply operated out of someone's house.
The other question is about Norwood Juntion Models which I understand has closed. I spent a lot of my pocket money there as a child! Recently I read somewhere that before NJM there was another toy or model shop there in the 1930s and it's that one I'm trying to find out about.
I have tried searching online for both of these but found nothing so far. As I live some considerable distance away now it would be difficult to visit local libraries etc. so any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks.

#2 Joe

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 10:34 PM

As I remember it was on the left just before going under the bridge to Portland Road.







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