Christmas Toy Stall
Photograph of Christmas Stall at Victoria Cinema, Chesterfield, 1927
This photograph shows a stall of toys ready for distribution to poor children in the local community. The men behind the stall are Mr Brier, Cinema Manager, and Mr Rudge, Director.
The sign at the side reads
Victoria Enterprises Toy Distribution for Poor Children. We spent last Christmas Upwards of £50 for Toys. If our Patrons will help us – we can give more and make more children happy for Xmas 1927. Give More!
“I have always thought of Christmastime as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open up their shut up hearts freely..” (Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1843)