Cabinets of Curiosity 18: toy club What are Folkestone children being asked to join? Expand This 1920s advert is asking children to join Santa Claus’ Toy Club at A H Geddes shop in Dover Road, Folkestone. Zoom in to see all the different toys on offer. Choose one: how much does it cost? Expand Children or their parents could pay between a penny and a shilling a week to save up for a favourite toy. Which toy would you choose? How much does it cost? How much would you have to pay each week? How are the toys of a 100 years ago different from today? Why not draw the toys on display in A H Geddes shop window. What is this game? Expand This game of table croquet dates from about 1900. It was an indoor version of lawn croquet, a popular outdoor game played by wealthy visitors to Fashionable Folkestone. This is called "Bombardo". How do you play it? Expand Lots of children’s toys and games, including Bombardo, were made at The Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops, by soldiers, sailors and airmen who had been injured in World War 1. In Bombardo the coloured balls were placed in the metal hoops, and were knocked off by a swinging bomb and a spinning top. The player who had the most balls surviving at the end was the winner!