23 May 2011

Toy Stories

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:09 pm on 23 May 2011

One Christmas morning more than 40 years ago, Paul Hargreaves unwrapped a dinky die-cast reproduction of Captain Scarlet's SPV - Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle - and he was hooked. The joy of that Christmas morning never left him. And although he eventually parted with the toy to buy something new, he never forgot it. He raised his own family in London and Wellington, enjoyed a successful career in advertising, and still his passion for toys remains. He became an collector and now he runs his own toy museum in Nelson called Toy Toy.