A DALTON Road firm which rose from the Barrow market stall became a great success story for members of the Barrow Civic and Local History Society.

Phil Heath said his father, Joe, had moved to Barrow after the Second World War and repaired typewriters from a stall on the old Barrow Butter Market, near the town hall.

A shop bought on the Corner of Paxton Terrace and Duke Street went to make way for a new town centre development in the late 1960s and prompted a move to Dalton Road.

The shop had been Jack Dall's the ironmongers and Phil joined the firm full-time from school in 1971 when it was selling books, stationery and greetings cards.

By the early 1980s toys and games became an important part of the range of goods, sold as part of the Toymaster group.