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Hebden Bridge What’s On July 2017

Hebden Bridge What’s On July 2017

There are a few things going on this weekend and also some things coming up in July 2017 which we would like to make you aware of.

This weekend there is a Family Fun Day at Salem Field’s involving White Rose Archers and the Cricket Club.

Salem Fields – over The Packhorse Bridge

At the bottom of Spring Grove, HB, HX7 8LR

Saturday 8th July 10.30am-4.30pm

Fun for all the family

6-a-side cricket, BBQ, cricket teas, coconut shy, human table football, Aegis Martial Arts, Mike the Magician, Merlin’s Magic Show, Tod Brass Band, Star Tree Studio, Crafts Stalls

And lots lots more, come and join in the fun!

If you are not sure where Salem Fields is in Hebden Bridge, then use the image and mapping below, it is over the bridge in that image

For even more detail of July Events please visit HebWeb Events Page

The Open Studios as part of Hebden Bridge Art’s Festival Starts today Friday 7th July 2017.
7th, 8th and 9th July 11am-5pm
The Open Studios weekend is a great opportunity to visit local artists and craftspeople in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Heptonstall, Mytholmroyd and beyond. This year, 90 artists are opening their studios and homes to the public.
Look out for the brochure. Details also available at Hebden Bridge Open Studios Web Site.
open-studios

Coming up on Wednesday 19th July at Calder High School is a Carnival and Free Film Showing

Calder Carnival

If you want to read even more about what’s happening in Calderdale in July 2017 then visit this link

Whatever you are doing either inside or outside of Hebden Bridge this weekend, all of us at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop wish you all a happy and enjoyable weekend.

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New TY Baby Range At Silly Billys

New TY Baby Range At Silly Billys

The TY Baby Range has just landed at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

The all new TY Baby range has just arrived at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and they are a very fine plush Toy, with the usual TY brand quality. We expect the TY Baby Range to soon be Top Sellers here at Yorkshire’s premier Independent Toy Shop.

  • Lullaby Blue Bear Baby TY
  • Bubbles Elephant Baby TY
  • Penny Pink Penguin Baby TY
  • Princess Pink Bear Baby TY
  • ALL TY Baby Range ONLY £4.99 each


All TY Beanies are CE Certified and Suitable from Birth, these TY Baby Plush Toys are designed for Babies from Birth; conversely the Beanies are more for the elder child from three years old.  As well as The TY Baby Range we have also received some new TEENY TY including, my own favourite, Sponge Bomb Squarepants, ALL Teeny TY Are Only £3.99 here at Silly Billy’s.

  • Trixie Ladybug Teeny TY
  • Spongebob Teeny TY
  • Star Unicorn Teeny TY
  • Patrick Teeny TY
  • Anna Mouse Teeny TY
  • Floral Multi Poodle Teeny TY
  • Madie Fish Teeny TY
  • Wallie Alligator Teeny TY
  • ALL TEENY TY ONLY £3.99 Each


We have had so many TY Beanies delivered that they will  not all fit into our TY Beanie stand so we have squeezed in as much as possible and the stand looks amazing. Here is the definitive list of TY Beanies at Silly Billy’s

  • Gabby Goat Beanie Boo
  • Aqua Blue Fish Beanie Boo
  • Madie Fish Beanie Boo
  • Pixy Unicorn Beanie Boo
  • Tamoo Monkey Beanie Boo
  • Pippie Dog Beanie Boo
  • Marcel Dog Beanie Boo
  • Slick Beanie Boo
  • Peaches Giraffe Beanie Boo
  • Darla Dragon Beanie Boo
  • Boom Boom Panda Beanie Boo
  • Dotty Beanie Boo
  • Squeaker Mouse Beanie Boo
  • Tracey Beanie Boo
  • Sky High Giraffe Beanie Boo
  • Klippy Fish Beanie Boo
  • Kiki Beanie Boo
  • Twiggy Pink Owl Beanie Boo
  • Sophie Pink Cat Beanie Boo
  • Kipper Kangaroo Beanie Boo
  • Tauri Cat Beanie Boo
  • Tasha Leopard Beanie Boo
  • Lindi Cat Beanie Boo
  • Gilda Pink Flamingo Beanie Boo
  • Sami Orange Fish Beanie Boo
  • Cinder Dragon Beanie Boo
  • Butter Cow Beanie Boo
  • Roscoe Black/White Dog Beanie Boo
  • Pongo Penguin Beanie Boo
  • Jelly Multi-Coloure Leopard Beanie Boo
  • ALL TY Beanie Boo’s £4.99

Now if that is not enough TY Beanies for you then I really do not know what would be !

Don’t forget all TY Keyrings are now only £2.99, we believe Silly Billy’s are the cheapest for these in the United Kingdom !

 

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New Products & Handmade Parade

New Products & Handmade Parade

The Handmade Parade in Hebden Bridge is coming up this weekend on Sunday 25th June 2017 and we have lots of new products and more in store. The handmade parade in Hebden Bridge is an annual event and always very exciting and creative.

As always we have increased our stocks of Snazaroo Face Paints for this event and they remain at the excellent price of £3.99 despite having an RRP of £4.29

Other new products include a new delivery of Schleich and we have increased our horse stock as Schleich horses are a very popular line in Hebden Bridge. The hand-painted and exquisitely crafted Schleich models change regularly and this is what we have received on our latest delivery:

  • Rattlesnake
  • Seal Club
  • Seal
  • Grizzly Bear, female
  • Tinker Stallion
  • Rabbit
  • Drake
  • Duck
  • Andalusian Foal
  • Andalusian Stallion
  • Andalusian Mare
  • Piglet, standing
  • Pig
  • Cat, sitting
  • Cat, standing
  • Knabstrupper mare
  • Sheep
  • Killer Whale
  • Squirrel, eating
  • Hanoverian Gelding
  • Lioness
  • Hedgehog
  • Tiger Cub
  • Crocodile
  • Kangaroo
  • Clydesdale Gelding
  • Pinto Foal
  • Holstein Bull
  • Fox
  • Border Collie
  • Arabian Mare
  • Knabstrupper Foal
  • Trakehner stallion
  • Shetland Pony Mare
  • Lamb

Fidget Spinners have been quite the craze here at Silly Billy’s and we have sold quite a few different varieties, we have some left and some new X-Spin double left for the weekend. A new fiddle stick called Mokuru has also been released recently and we have some of those Tumbling Toggles at £4.99

Please follow Silly Billy’s on Facebook so you can be kept up to date with new products and also local events like the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, which is happening this Sunday 25th June 2017 and also stay up to date with all our latest arrivals

If you prefer Twitter to Facebook then  Silly Billy’s also appear frequently on Twitter:

Perhaps Twitter is not your thing, then why not check out Silly Billy’s Pinterest Boards

 

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Cap Guns and News

Cap Guns and News

In the midst of a strange and uneasy election result Silly Billy’s can report some new and exciting product lines, including Cap Guns

For a long long time, due to some odd legal requirements, we have not stocked Cap Gun’s here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop. Recently we have some new additions to our Toy Lines and these include some quality Cap Guns at a great price of only £2.99 and we also sell Caps for the Guns at only £1, see images below.

Cap guns

Cap Guns – £2.99         Caps – £1.00

Fidget Spinners are still a hit and to celebrate their ongoing success we are offering a Special Deal until Sunday 11th June 2017 at 17:00 where you can come in and buy three fidget spinners for only £10 when the retail price is £4.99 each, saving you a massive £4.97. What can you do with three Fidget Spinners? Simple, just create a Fidget Spinner Three Stack like we have in the video below.

The only small caveat (that’s been a pretty well-used adjective recently) to this is that to redeem the Special Offer of Three Fidgets for a Tenner (£10), then please like the Facebook post below:

Have you seen the other unusual toys that we have in stock at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

The election has been monopolising the News recently so as a change I would like to just give a short review of the latest Baywatch Movie which turned out to be much more amusing and entertaining than I expected.

Baywatch 2017 was a satirical take on the Baywatch series that was running from 1989 to 1999 in various guises staring the wonderful David Hasselhoff as Mitch and Pamela Stevenson as CJ. Both these actors made Guest Appearances and it should be said that Pamela has aged far better than David, or maybe she has had far more disposable income to spend on cosmetic surgery? So the new film had a semi-plausible plot line, some very funny one-liners and overall was pretty well acted overall, so when Baywatch comes to the Hebden Bridge Picture House then Robert A Williams, Author of this blog and many others, recommends that you go and see it.

Other News

The Bicycle in the image below was stolen in Hebden Bridge and belongs to a teacher (Mr Bracewell) at Calder High School, if you have any details then get in touch and we will pass them onto him
Stolen bike HX7

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Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is Twenty Years Old Today

Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is Twenty Years Old Today

Bill Deakin founded Silly Billy’s Toy Shop as an Independent Toy Shop Twenty Years ago in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Despite a great deal of significant change in UK Toy Retail and several floods in Hebden Bridge, Silly Billy’s has managed to stay afloat.

This is no mean feat when you consider that twenty years ago there were far more Independent Toy Shops around and now sadly many have closed down or been amalgamated into the ToyMaster Group.  Silly Billy’s is still trading after 20 years because of both it’s location and also it’s tenacity. To find out more about what was popular in the Toy Trade twenty years ago then read this article.

Some of the Top Toys of 1997 were the TeleTubbies, Tamagotchi and Buzz Lightyear. Most of which Silly Billy’s Toy Shop have never stocked! We have seen trends and crazes come and go in the last twenty years and the latest Fidget Spinners craze is really turning the tables. Hebden Bridge is an anomaly in the general Toy industry in that popular Toys UK wide can often flop in Hebden Bridge and Bill has learnt many lessons over the past two decades as to what will, and will not, be successful.
Silly Billy’s has faced many challenges over the years and Bill has hung on through thick and thin, the Floods of Boxing Day 2015 almost seeing the business close and without the help of many local people and CFFC we may well have done just that. However, Silly Billy’s managed to continue trading and even relocate to brand new premises in Hebden Bridge.

Bill is not having a Twentieth Birthday party at the shop though he does say that he will have one for the Silver Anniversary of Silly Billy’s in 2022.
We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support, without which we would have closed down, like so many of the other Independent Toy Shops in the UK.

We are happy to be trading from our new location of Old Gate House next door to the Amazing Homely at Hebden, a great shop for Annie Sloan chalkpaint supplies or home furnishings and inspirational ideas. Did you know that they also run Courses on how best to use Chalk Paint?

If you would like to give us anything on our 20th Birthday then all we ask is that perhaps you take the time to review us on Facebook or follow one of our Social Media Profiles:
Silly Billy’s on Pinterest
Silly Billy’s on Twitter
Silly Billy’s Facebook

 

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One Year on and a Hexbug Competition

One Year on and a Hexbug Competition

Competition Time is here Again – Hexbug Competition

This competition is now closed, thanks to everyone that entered. A Winner has been chosen through WooBox and they have been contacted.

To celebrate Silly Billy’s being in it’s new location for just over one year now and also to review how the past year has been for us we have decided to have a competition on Facebook where you can win our demo HexBug Track, all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to interact on Facebook with the Post below, simply like it, share it or comment on it. Any one of those actions will guarantee you entry into the competition and we will send the HexBug Track and accompanying Hexbug Nano V2 to anywhere in the world for free. Simply like, share or comment on the Facebook post below.

It is a real help to small businesses like ours if you like and follow our Social Media profiles, Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is active on Twitter and Pinterest as well as Facebook simply search for us there.

This competition will end at Midnight on Wednesday 31st May 2017

So what can we say about the last year.

It has been great, we are reaally enjoying our new location and new Toy Shop, it is similar in size to the old shop and we have changed some of our product ranges and brought in some new and exciting products like Jamie Raven’s Magic Sets and Ballon Bijoux Jewellery.
We still have all the major lines that we carried at our old location and we find that our top sellers are still Lego, Playmobil, Sylvanians and TY; with Orchard Toys and Schleich bringing up the rear. We have introduced a range of bath toys and we have done our best to vary our stock over the past year and have some exciting new products like Fidget Spinners.

As we have some outdoor space at our new shop we have a regularly changing human-size Playmobil figure, presently a Knight that we have named Arthur. We have also put our footballs (£4.66 / £2.50), fishing nets (£1), umbrellas (£3.99), hula-hoops (£1.99) and windmills (£1) outside, giving us more room to stock the inside of the shop with all our exciting new and innovative products.

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