Late 1970s image showing the corner of Cooper and (I think) Argyle street in St.Helens (since demolished).
The houses and shops of my youth were still pretty much unchanged from when I grew up there in the 1960s.
This particular shop was a favourite of my sisters and myself in the 1960s as they sold pocket money toys from a large box. These toys were made of plastic and had “Made in Japan” stamped on them. Japan was the land of cheap goods in those days but changes were underway…
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