Monday, March 29, 2010

The Garrison Model Shop, Harrow, Middlesex

Katie Pearce - Phillips has written requesting any information about her father, Bill Pearce:


My father Bill Pearce ran The Garrison model soldier shop in Harrow, Middlesex.

I have recently found some black and white photographs, lead soldiers and artillery vehicles from that time and also an article from the Guardian Newspaper in 1972. My mother Mary has spoken very fondly of the days of the business and I can remember as a child carefully wrapping soldiers and putting them in to black or dark red boxes ready to be sent to customers.

Tragically my father died in 1984 from cancer when I was 15 and at that time in my life Greenwood and Ball and the history of my father's shop did not really interest me. However, now that I am older with 2 sons of my own I would so very much like to learn as much as I can about that time in his life from any one who may be able to help me. Any photographs or literature connected with my father would be wonderful to find. I would especially love a photograph of "The Garrison Model Shop" or of course my Dad !

Do you have any further information and do you have contact details for Jack Alexander ?

Thank you in advance for your help

Kind regards

Katie Pearce - Phillips