Model Father Christmas in Blackler's Great Charlotte Street store, 1958
Stewart Bale collection online exhibition
This photograph shows Blacklers’s department store five years after it returned to its Great Charlotte Street location after the damage caused by fire in the May Blitz had been repaired.
The enormous scale of the store is apparent here in this view of the central hall and staircase. Dominating the scene is an enormous model of Father Christmas.
Archive reference 581174-1