• Short Summary

    SCORES OF NEW TOYS WERE ON DISPLAY IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY NOV 4) AT THE ANNUAL FAIR HELD BY THE BRITISH TOYMAKERS.

  • Description


    WALDORF HOTEL: POSTER: CUDDLY TOYS: MODEL CAR RACING: DOLL RIDES TRICYCLE: BOY IN SPACE SUIT: DOLLS: MONKEY: FOX.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SCORES OF NEW TOYS WERE ON DISPLAY IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY NOV 4) AT THE ANNUAL FAIR HELD BY THE BRITISH TOYMAKERS. ALL THE MODELS ON SHOW WERE INTRODUCED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.

    THE DISPLAY INCLUDED DOLLS, SOFT TOYS, TRAINS, MECHANICAL TOYS, CONSTRUCTIONAL KITS, CARNIVAL NOVELTIES.... IN FACT EVERY TYPE OF PLAYTHING FOR GIRLS AND BOYS, INCLUDING MANY WHICH ARE NEW TO THE PUBLIC.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH TOY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, MR. W.M. LINES, SAID THAT BRITISH TOYS WERE IN GREATER DEMAND THAN EVER. ONE TOY IN THREE MADE IN BRITAIN WAS SENT OVERSEAS.

    HE SAID THAT IN 1968 TOYS EXPORTED WERE WORTH MORE THAN 23-MILLION POUNDS. EVEN MORE TOYS WERE EXPORTED THIS YEAR AND THE EXPORT FIGURE COULD REACH THE TARGET OF 27-MILLION POUNDS WORTH.

    IN 1968 BRITAIN SENT TOYS TO 1-HUNDRED AND 60 COUNTRIES. THE TOTAL OUTPUT IN 1968 WAS MORE THAN 73-MILLION POUNDS AND THIS YEAR IT IS EXPECTED TO REACH OVER 75-MILLION POUNDS.

    THE TOY FAIR TODAY WAS HELD AT LONDON'S WALDORF HOTEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GWD9TQX1PJ6XGXJLH6SQWVN8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GWD9TQX1PJ6XGXJLH6SQWVN8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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