With over 50,000 people living in the civil parish of Stroud, the town centre is a hive of activity for shoppers and office workers alike. Having a strong representation of independent shops of all types in the town means that Stroud toy shops are generally niche and specialist in the ranges they stock.
Rev.W Awdrey who wrote the Thomas the Tank Engine books lived in the area, and it would be hard to find a Stroud toy shop that did not sell some of the famous models. Jigsaws, games and model shops are all well represented along with some of the multiple group shops that all sell a small selection of the popular toys.
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