A brief history of local manufacture

Chesham is generally known for its historical production of boots, brushes and beer. However in the first half of the twentieth century toy making became established locally and the products, especially “Chiltern Toys”, developed a good reputation. Although manufacturing in the town ended in 1960 many of the products still survive and are now sought after collectors pieces. Download this fascinating guide to local toy manufacturing written by Keith Fletcher.

Picture of a teddy with descriptions of its parts and the title 1915 Master Teddy; Chiltern

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