Monday, 7 March 2011

Bletchley Park






















Bletchley Park is the historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and birthplace of the modern computer, it also has a small toy museum. Luckily the park is local and we are able to visit it regularly. My children love to look at the old toys dating from the 1930's to the 1950's, some of which they are allowed to play with. It's an inspirational place full of quirky dolls, gorgeous packaging,  posters and many handmade toys made from recycled materials. What is amazing is how many toys are still hot favourites with kids today. I love the fact that most of the toys are wooden. There is very little plastic in sight!

2 comments:

comfort blanket said...

Oh these are lovely. I especially like the bold colours of the mother and baby (seem to be obsessed with yellow at the moment - must be Spring!), as well as the tea set. And yes it is nice to see wood rather than plastic. Makes you wonder who owned and played with them doesn't it? x

ric-rac said...

I am obsessed with yellow too, I think you are right it's because it's springy! Yes you do wonder who the owners of the toys were, I expect they are grandparents now. S x

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