Beecrofts was the largest toy store in Nottingham with three floors of stuff. Then there was the top floor in the roof that was a storeroom as well as where we used to take customers who had purchased a model aircraft engine and show them how to run it (pointing out an open window).
Young David Beecroft would have been in his twenties, his father was quite senior and would stand around with hands behind back watching the proceedings.
The shop used to hire out an electric passenger train for parties, it was about a 12 inch gauge and one of the older young ones used to go with it. I remember another David who rode a scooter and ended up marrying the girl who worked in the dolls department, it all happened in six months.
There was Jim the weight lifter, he was the security person, with his winkle picker shoes and stove pipe trousers, never without a jacket and tie.
I am sure there will be many other names come to mind as I find the photos.
I worked in the basement hobby section specialising in model aircraft. There was Les Blore and a Chris as the seniors and myself and a robert as juniors, remember we were only 14 years of age at the time. They were great years and it was sad to have the place shut down and taken back over by Boots.
I have dug up a couple of photos and will post more as I find them.
All the best