Playing in Northampton: Connecting Past, Present and Future

Vicki Thomas

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Northampton is a key centre of toy design and distribution in the UK. This chapter looks at the industry from Bassett Lowke in 1890's through to John Crane toys today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCelebrating 40 Years of Play Research: Connecting Our Past, Present, and Future
Subtitle of host publicationPlay & Culture Studies, Volume 13
EditorsMichael M Patte, John A Sutterby
Place of PublicationLanham
PublisherHamilton Books for The Association for the Study of Play (TASP)
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978076186817
ISBN (Print)9780761868163
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2016

Publication series

NamePlay and culture studies


  • Play
  • toys
  • Northampton
  • plastics
  • creativity
  • Orme


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