The Old Silly Billy's Toy Shop

The old Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Home for 19 Years

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Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, 2 years old in this location, Old Gate, HX7 6EN

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An Independent Toy Shop is Born

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop was established in 1997 by George William Lee (aka Bill) Deakin. It was from a non-drunken bar conversation that the name Silly Billy’s Toy Shop was born. In 1997 Hebden Bridge was missing a few key shops to make it a buzzing town. One such shop was a Toy Shop. Bill insightfully saw an opportunity to start a business that would help the residents of Hebden Bridge and the environs and as such Silly Billy’s Toy Shop was created. It took some time to establish the Shop as a new venture and after a few years the toy shop became a central point for parents and children. This year Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is celebrating it’s 20th Birthday and we hope to have some great competitions coming up in 2017 to celebrate. Please keep up to date with what is happening at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page Notably Silly Billy’s is one of the few remaining independent toy shops in the country, and it has been at times quite difficult to survive. Bill said in an interview: “We strive to offer a service to the community in which I make a living rather than make a killing, by operating in this way we survive. We price competitively and stock a wide range of toys and games. It is more important to us to look after our customers rather than put in place such practices as minimum card payments and plastic bag charges; we look after our staff as well and we are not simply a revenue generating business.” Furthermore said Bill: “It has not been easy to maintain this stance in an economic climate that is as challenging as it recently has been, but we are an innovative retailer, always bringing in new products and altering our ranges.We could not survive without the loyalty of our customers in and around Hebden Bridge as without them we would not be here. After 18 years our customer base has grown dramatically, not just locally but further afield as well. We would like to thank all our customers, old and new very much indeed”

19 LEGO Jokes in Pictures

LEGO is a timeless toy that a lot of people grew up delighting in. Brick by brick, I developed spaceships and homes and anything I might picture from the pail of LEGO in my grandparents' basement. Now, I like the enormous structures and adult-oriented packages...

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Exciting New LEGO Delivery Feb 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Danish Toy Maker's: LEGO. Silly Billy's Toy Shop comes of age this year at twenty one years of age (in March in fact) and also LEGO, who have been a feature in our Independent Toy Shop for twenty years, also celebrate their...

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Six Degrees of Separation and LEGO Star Wars

Six degrees of separation is the theory that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The concept of six degrees of separation is often represented by a...

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WORLD OF WARCRAFT’s Theramore Isle in Lego

WORLD OF WARCRAFT's Theramore Island Redone in Legendary Lego Style with 55,600 Bricks! In the popular Enormous Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Video Game, World of Warcraft, there is a location called Theramore. In accordance with the lore, Theramore was a port town...

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Star Wars 8 – The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode 8 - The Last Jedi Star Wars Episode 8 is due for UK release on the Author of this blog's birthday. Although the author also expects to be working on his birthday. So what does the next, the eighth Star Wars Movie in the series have in store for us....

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Billy’s Travels – A New Facebook Page

As Silly Billy's have a large following on Facebook we have been approached by an Austrian Graduate Student, Andreas Wild, to help advertise and grow his project. Silly Billy's are a premier stockist of LEGO and as we do regularly post about LEGO and LEGO Minifigures,...

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WIN a Stay in the LEGO House !!

WIN a Stay in the LEGO House !! We have just noticed this and thought it worthy of a blog post... You can WIN a free stay in the new LEGO house in Billund in Denmark for four people on 24th November 2017 This amazing competition from the LEGO House team closes at...

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Christmas Competition 2017

Christmas Competition 2017 - The Big One This is the biggest competition we have run EVER at Silly Billy's Toy Shop. Christmas Competition 2017 RULES We are trying to make the rules as simple as possible, so all you need to do is Like, Share and Tag one friend...

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Kids Advent Calendar 2017

Kids Advent Calendar Rather than buying chocolate Kids Advent Calendar, why not buy a toy Kids Advent Calendar that you can re-use year after year, or can simply play with after Christmas. Silly Billy's is pleased to announce that we have the greatest quantity of Kids...

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LEGO Christmas 2017

LEGO Christmas 2017 at Silly Billy's I am not going to list all the LEGO that we have at Silly Billy's Toy Shop as it would take too long and be quite a long read. Instead I am going to list the LEGO themes that we have at Silly Billy's LEGO Ninjago LEGO Creator LEGO...

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