The term Fancy Goods is a strange one. It featured heavily in my Sixtiies childhood as my Dad ran a warehouse stuffed with them. But I'd forgotten the term.
Yesterday I remembered it when I saw several shops in the Todmorden and Hebden Bridge area selling. yes, Fancy Goods. Even more, the term was advertising those goods on the shop title boards, which ran something like 'Fancy Goods: Electricals: Toys' [are toys not fancy goods?]
The windows were crammed with all-sorts of boxed paraphernalia, which you probably don't need or even want: plastic candles, steel ash trays, shiny serving platters, multi-coloured beakers and a plastic church.
This is just how I recall my Dad's warehouse, which stocked shops like this fifty years ago! Glorious tat the lot if it and stuff which powered an entire generation!
One name stood out back then in the Fancy Goods stakes: Pifco. Pifco were everywhere and were the Kings of plastic: electric hair dryers, car coffee makers, electric blankets, Christmas lights. You name it they made it. Pifco even made a plastic space pistol called the Zeta ray gun.
Fancy Goods then. It's funny how many memories can be stirred up by two words. What do they mean to you in your part of the world readers? Have you got the equivalent?